Why are we so rigid in our beliefs? I understand that some beliefs are not to be compromised under any circumstances. But shouldn’t there be room for compromise, understanding or at least tolerated? That’s a question everyone especially in leadership should ponder. Paul had the same problem that is described in Acts chapter fourteen, where the Jewish Christians and the Gentile Christians were at odds over a difference of beliefs. Well, to tell you the truth, the real deal is that we need to know the difference between what is a belief and what is a conviction. Ok, so, I guess their problem wasn’t about belief, but about conviction. They both had the same belief, however they had different convictions. This maybe the problem we are facing today. Lets check and really see if our beliefs match and maybe its just our convictions that are different. If that be the case, then I guess we should be able to tolerate anything else. Don’t you think? I will let you do the work concerning the different between beliefs and conviction. Nevertheless the key word here is TOLERATE!! Can’t we all just get along?
Here we go again. Celebrating another Good Friday with services concerning the seven last words of Jesus Christ. Pastors, ministers and churches all over the country are participating in these religious type services. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t missed a one until today as I sit in my office alone. And I understand why we do this. But I have to ask a question. Isn’t there more to Good Friday then just the seven last words? I struggle with myself whether I should go to at least one of the services. But why struggle when I never struggle before with it? What’s so different this time? I wonder is there anyone like me today? Did you go out of ritual? Are you there now wondering what am I doing here? I used to say what else can we squeeze out of these words? I don’t say that anymore, because I know the Word of God is pregnant with a on time Word every time. There has to be more than this. The whole point of Him dying was to complete the work that He came to do. So maybe we should be learning why He said “it is finished”, and what does it mean for us. The finish work of the cross is what we need as believers to understand completely in order to share Jesus. Maybe we can use this day and every day to educate people about the finish work of the cross. Oh, by the way, what does that mean also? See, there’s something to learn. One more thing, I’ve learned that not only did He died for my sins past, present and future, but at the same time He took the wrath that was supposed to be for me (mankind ). So that God will never ever be mad at me again. Maybe thats something we can explore on Good Friday! What do you think?
First, let me scream this from the roof top. People are human beings and are capable of making mistakes. Life goes on regardless of the pain that is associated with bad choices and decisions. The Lord created a remedy for those who are stumbling through the rumble of their own lives. He molded and made leaders who understand. We don’t need more managers, we don’t need more stars in their field of choice, we don’t need more churches, we don’t need more positional leaders, we don’t need more personalities that crave attention. What we need are leaders that understand. Leaders that don’t blink at mess. Leaders that are real and understand that life is messy. Leaders that covers while people recover. Leaders that can walk you back to the life God intended for you to have. Leaders who can rescue people from themselves. Simply, understanding leadership! The world is full of people who are successful and know what they want. The world is full of people that lead from the paradigm of being right most of the time. However the world has more people that need someone who simply just understand. Can you be that one?
Sometimes in life we lose sight of the here and now. We become so focus on others that, we become engaged in the behaviors of people. We need to stop and ask, “why am I here”. Am I fully engaged in the moment? Am I benefiting from the moment? Will this help me become a better human being? Sometimes we lose out on precious learning experiences and beautiful moments of life because we are not fully engaged in the present. We get so caught up in the negativity of others that we don’t see are own short comings. Again, “why are you here”? That’s the question that will unleash you to grow and discover your life and purpose for that moment. So grasp and engage fully in today. Tomorrow is not promise, yet it comes with possibilities. So when you feel yourself drifting into the abyss of self-pity and being dragged down the road of blame, ask yourself one question. Why am I here? It will release you back into the moment, so you can fully engage in it and live.