Never, I mean EVER apologize for big vision! Changing someone else's idea is easy…allowing something to say that your idea needs to change is way more challenging
Refuse to Listen: Interrupting my spouse during conflict to immediately correct them and then trying my best to make a stronger point always helps tear a relationship to pieces!
Your husband cannot read your mind. He cannot understand how you feel. This isn't a game…it's marriage. If something is wrong then select the right moment, speak the truth in love and do not attack him when you share what is on your heart.
Before she was your wife she was God's daughter…and He is VERY concerned about how someone treats His girl!
You see people as working for you and not with you. Everyone who pushes back on any of your ideas is automatically branded as disloyal.
She cries and pouts every time she does not get her way. She will call herself "emotional;" however, reality is that she is a manipulator
Stop asking God to fix your spouse and ask Him to fix you. No one in any marriage is perfect…and when we stop pointing out all of our spouses perceived inadequacies it really does make us a much better person to be around.
Attention single ladies…dating is not a recreational sport, it's a BIG DEAL and you are way more valuable than you could imagine.
One of the most challenging issues when it comes to leadership and ministry is dealing with people.
If you are the pastor/church leader who is running around declaring that your church is “missional,” then there’s a good shot your probably not.
Blogs, twitter and facebook CAN be incredibly discouraging for pastors and church leaders as they monitor what is happening in other churches.
It was one of the most divine slaps in the face I had ever received; in fact, I’m still recovering from it.
I love Chick-Fil-A! The food is ALWAYS good, they get the order right nearly every time and their customer service is second to none. So, imagine my surprise when my wife came home the other day and she told me about a bad experience she had at Chick-Fil-A
If you are in leadership (and especially if you are in church leadership) then you have probably discovered the reality that God loves you…and everyone else has an incredible plan for your life! However, in today’s society it is IMPOSSIBLE to listen to everyone…with the barrage of information and opinions coming our way via Facebook, email, twitter and other avenues a leader who tries to focus on the opinions of everyone will simply lose his mind and most likely his leadership position if his obsession becomes making everyone happy.
#1 – You Cannot Make Everyone Happy (Jesus didn’t…it wasn’t His goal, see Galatians 1:10) #2 – You Cannot Think That You Can Argue/Defend Yourself All Of The Time (Especially on the internet, arguing on the internet is like taking a pee into the wind, it feels good at first but always ends up in a mess!)
Procrastination! You are allowing your past to identify you rather than Christ to identify you!
I can honestly say that the biggest problems in my marriage over the past 11 years have came as a result of me being frustrated with my wife about how I perceive she has fallen short of “serving me”
I was all about what I could accumulate … not understanding that everything this world has to offer will one day be in a junk pile. I lived in fear rather than faith
My daughter is going to date one day … and the last thing I want her bringing home to meet me is a "nice Christian boy."
My counselor shared a statistic with me two years ago that floored me…90% of the people entering ministry DO NOT RETIRE from ministry, they either quit or have some sort of moral/ethical failure that disqualifies them.
Never Apologize For Not Embracing Someone Else’s Agenda! I often tell people, “your burden is not my passion!”
Evangelism (telling others about Jesus) is not a great idea…it is a COMMAND issued by CHRIST Himself.
I believe there are too many people in the Body of Christ who claim that they can’t do what God has clearly called them to do.
Because you are willing to swallow your pride and ask for help; because you are willing to stop pointing out all of the problems your spouse has
I believe Jesus was the best leader that has ever lived. Seriously, look at what he accomplished with just three years of a public ministry