Managing Discontent

Mentoring Leaders - MANAGING DISCONTENT

It does not matter how long one has been in ministry; we need to continue learning and be subject to correction. Unfortunately, as we move higher in ministry, fewer opportunities occur through which we will be corrected. When we are at the low end of the totem pole and on the bottom of the food chain, everybody loves to correct us. However, as we rise on the food chain, fewer and fewer people correct Read More

STEADY FOR THE LONG HAUL

Mentoring Leaders - Steady for the Long Haul

I don’t know where you are in your walk with the Lord, what season you’re in, or what happened in your past, but I want to start from right where you are at today. All of us, in the beginning of a ministry, job or marriage, will find life fun and exciting. But sooner or later the fun and excitement will turn into a season of steadiness. This is the point where we need to learn the critical life lesson Read More

Appealing to Those in Authority

Mentoring Leaders - Appealing to Those In Authority

In life, each and every person will be under some kind of authority. Yet, “authority” is often misunderstood. Those in authority bear great responsibility. God has placed these people in our lives to help us — either to direct our lives or to help us learn life lessons. The good news is that God is able to work through all of these. Our responsibility is to learn what our role is, change if Read More

Working Your Way Up

Mentoring Leaders -Working Your Way Up

Why do we get haunted by bigger and better?

Why is it so difficult to be satisfied?

Why it is so hard to be content?

Maybe it’s a better job, maybe it’s a more succulent steak, maybe it’s a nicer boss, maybe it’s a prettier girlfriend, maybe it’s a nicer car, maybe it’s a more luxurious condo, maybe it’s a better vacation than last year, or maybe it’s as little as a better cup of coffee than yesterday; but the spiritual energies of your life can be consumed by working your way up.

Mary – Learning to Listen

Mentoring Leaders - MARY- Learning to Listen

We live in a fast-forward world where busy-ness is equated with importance and success. We think that because someone is busy, that person must be important. But the Lord says that the way the world sees things is not how he sees them. And the result of our busy-ness is just that—busy-ness. We’ve become too busy to listen anymore. One person from whom we can learn godly listening is through Read More

With the Help of Our God

Mentoring Leaders - With the Help of Our God

Nehemiah 6:9,15,16

Observation

The enemies of the Israelites led by Sanballat and Tobiah, had a plan … to discourage the people of God from completing their task. If the Israelites gave up, the enemies of the Lord would have reason to rejoice. It would be chalked up as a victory against the God followers.

The enemy knew what was in them, but the question was whether or not the people knew.

Short Term Benefit, Long Term Gain

Mentoring Leaders - Short Term Benefit, Long Term Gain

Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished. He said to Jacob, “Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I’m famished!” (That is why he was also called Edom.Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.”“Look, I am about to die,” Esau said. “What good is the birthright to me?”But Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left. So Esau despised his birthright.

Discovering Your Success Potential

Mentoring Leaders - Discovering Your Success Potential

The Bible says our dreams, hopes and potentials are God-given treasures:

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves” (2 Cor. 4:7).

God is saying to us that He put the treasure of dreams, hopes, vision and a potential for success in each one of us. When we realize this, we should say, “This dream is not from me. This hope is something God placed in my heart.” And yet, literally billions of people have died with their dreams, hopes and potential to succeed still in them, entombed beneath the sod, never released. Are we going to add to the wealth in the cemetery by not using the God-given treasure in us?