Adjust Your Sights

Mentoring Leaders - Adjust your sights

Like with a rifle, you’ve got to adjust your sights. If your sights are off, it doesn’t matter how much skill you have, you’re going to be off target. What do I mean by that? If you want to increase the accuracy of the trajectory of your bullet you’ve got to make sure that you have a rear sight that’s in line with the front sight. Your front sight simply means your vision of what God has for you Read More

Succession Planning

Succession Planning - Mentoring Leaders

I’ve heard these words often: “Who will take over when the leader leaves?”

“What if he dies? Where will that leave us?” When any endeavor is being led well, the common bent of people will  always be toward fear. But this fear can distract the team from pressing forward, innovating new advances and risk-taking new terrain. Fear about succession makes us hunker down and become self-absorbed. The team frosts over with conservatism, territorialism, and suspicion. Entropy breaks the RPM of momentum’s flywheel.

No Neutrality

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History has shown us that times do change and the older ways get replaced, sometimes by abuse, forgetfulness or error. But sometimes, we have a tendency to throw out the old for the new, simply for the sake of change.

My message is simple: I want to remind you again of our assignment in this world.

The Small Beginnings of Big Changes

The Small Beginnings of Big Changes - Mentoring Leaders

How many of you believe that our greatest days lie yet ahead of us? Yes, we’ve always got to think that way because our greatest potential is that which is ahead of us. It motivates us into the future. Always think that way. Mustard Seed Beginnings You know how God’s work begins? It’s not in big, radical ways, but in small beginnings. Every one of us can be a part of the Kingdom of God Read More

Put The Big Rocks First

Big Rocks

A physics teacher handed each of his students several big rocks, a wide-mouth mason jar and a container of sand. He said, “You will have fifteen seconds to put all of the rocks and sand into the jar. Ready, set, go!” The students frantically poured the sand into the mason jar and began to shove the rocks in… twelve…thirteen… fourteen, fifteen seconds. “Class, times up!” “We’ve got three Read More

Seeing and Hearing Again

Seeing and Hearing Again

Eyes to See The Pharisees were trained and schooled to recognize God, to hear His voice and to know what God was saying. They looked for something that was so obviously close, but never saw Him. When He actually came on that Christmas, they did not even recognize Him. In fact, even when He spoke, they hardened their hearts and said, “No, that’s not true!” The Bible says our hearts, like Read More

Finding Confidence in the Desert

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Saul was jealous of David and all his successes, so he pursued him relentlessly for a long period of time. David had his chances to kill Saul and claim the throne that God had promised him, but he refused. He remained a faithful servant of God and waited upon the Lord to rescue him, except for a season when David separated himself from God. Living in the Desert It isn’t common knowledge, Read More

Hidden in Plain Sight

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F2F “F2F.” Do you know what that means? “Face to face.” There is a new wave of social networking that can cause us to become people who hide in plain sight. In this socially connected world, people are still not connected. Divorce rates are the same. Families are still breaking apart. Greed in America is at its highest peak and everyone is still looking out for number one. People now Read More

Seeing and Hearing Again

Eyes to See The Pharisees were trained and schooled to recognize God, to hear His voice and to know what God was saying. They looked for something that was so obviously close, but never saw Him. When He actually came on that Christmas, they did not even recognize Him. In fact, even when He spoke, they hardened their hearts and said, “No, that’s not true!” The Bible says our hearts, Read More