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The First to Move (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 350)


Ruth 1:7 (NLT)
With her two daughters-in-law she set out from the place where she had been living, and they took the road that would lead them back to Judah.

Everything we do and say is a reflection of who we really are. And no matter what roles we play in life, there is always someone, even if it is just one person, who is watching us and will be influenced for good or ill by the decisions we make and the directions we choose to take. All people are leaders in some capacity and it is important that we are aware of how we lead ourselves because there just might be one person who is following close behind. Read more…

Follow the Leader (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 226)

Follow the Leader

Matthew 16:24 (NLT)
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me.

In school, we used to play a game called “Follow the Leader.” When it was time for the entire class to leave the room for lunch, recess, or restroom breaks, one child was chosen to stand in front of the line while the other students would be instructed to “follow the leader.” The thing is, just one person was selected to lead the line and everyone else had to follow. Read more…

Going Where We Need To Go (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 122)

Going Where We Need To Go

Proverbs 21:1 (NLT)
The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the Lord; he guides it wherever he pleases.

True, authentic leadership is lacking in today’s society. We don’t have to look far to see that many people are focused on going in their own direction. Imagine a government in which each lawmaker was making his or her own individual rules and regulations. Imagine a school where every teacher taught whatever subject they wanted to teach. Imagine an environment where everybody followed whatever path they chose to follow. There would be chaos and confusion.  Read more…

Stop the Busyness, Be Productive (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 105)

Stop the Busyness Be Productive

(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #14)

“It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about?”
— Henry David Thoreau

Busyness and productivity can look like the same thing on the surface, but deep inside they are vastly different. Many people think busyness equates to productivity, but it really doesn’t. We all know the busy people. They’re the ones who are always moving, sighing, and constantly checking things off their to-do lists. Busy people rarely have serious time to think and reflect on their day. They move from one thing to the next, and are always telling themselves they can’t do this or that right now.  Read more…

Lead AND Listen (Live. Pray. Hustle. 04/02/14)

Lead AND Listen (Live. Pray. Hustle. 04/02/14) (Right-click to download.)

Lead AND Listen (Live. Pray. Hustle. 04/02/14)
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You’re Not a Good Leader If…

1. You don’t have a vision. If you don’t know where you’re going, then you are not equipped to lead. Vision is what gets people around you motivated and inspired. Low vision, fickle vision, linear vision, or no vision will take you straight to the exit of failure. You must be able to see clearly what your goals are and envision how you will get them accomplished.
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6 Ways To Completely Destroy an Absolutely Great Idea

Have you ever had a great idea? I mean something that was absolutely so wonderful you just know it had to come from Heaven? I have. Have you ever had a stupendously great idea but did all the wrong things to make it happen? I mean you did all the right things, or what you thought was right, in the wrong way to make it happen, only to find out later that all you did completely destroyed your otherwise absolutely great idea? I have too.

Well, by now, you’ve probably discovered several ways NOT to make your great idea happen. And, in the process, I hope you have also found a way or two TO bring your great idea to fruition. True leaders grow by learning from their mistakes and by sharing their mistakes with others. So, here are some sure-fire ways to completely destroy an absolutely great idea:
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Aware of Myself

It is often easier to follow other people. It is often easier to copy attitudes, behaviors, emotions, and thought processes that we see in other people by observance or by everyday interaction. Observance and interaction with other people in various relationships and situations is good. But mindlessly following what they do is not. That is where self awareness comes into play.
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