Men Pursue Hard Things

After all, we are co-heirs with Christ. We are sons of the Most High God. Our God owns and rules the universe, and we are His. We are His kings of whom He is King. And yet, when my feet hit the ground and I am confronted with real life challenges and tasks, this biblical perspective about my identity in Christ often fails to reach my brain. There is at least one reason for this

The Fear of Failure

Advertisements In my previous post, “Obeying Fear is True Failure“, I wrote about how many of us don’t use our God-given gifts because we are afraid. There are many things to fear. One of the most common fears we face is being afraid of failure. If you were asked to answer the question, “What isContinue reading “The Fear of Failure”

Obeying Fear is True Failure

Advertisements “What have you failed at recently?” ~Dave Ramsey When I first saw the above question posed on social media, it caught me off guard. As if failing was a good thing! But why would failure be a good thing? The answer is simple: If we are not sometimes failing then we are not takingContinue reading “Obeying Fear is True Failure”

Being Like a Spider: Living Out Our Fullest Potential

Advertisements When I stop to enjoy the wonder and beauty of God’s creation around me, I am in awe. I recently discovered a documentary narrated by Gordon Wilson entitled The Riot and the Dance. It is a beautiful and awe-inspiring look into the wonders of God’s creation. When you consider any animal that God created,Continue reading “Being Like a Spider: Living Out Our Fullest Potential”

The Law of “Throwing Them Open”: How to Lead a Person into Maturity

Advertisements My 9 year old son just told me he is excited because he just completed his next piano lesson book. My wife, a gifted pianist, teaches all of our children piano. In our home, our children have no choice but to learn piano. There is no discussion about it. It is an automatic assumptionContinue reading “The Law of “Throwing Them Open”: How to Lead a Person into Maturity”

Living with a Child-Like Passion

Advertisements One of the greatest struggles of my life is figuring out how to motivate myself to exercise. I don’t. I am in my late thirties and I have gained 75 pounds from when I was a fit 18 year old just graduating from high school. Back then, I played all the time. It cameContinue reading “Living with a Child-Like Passion”

Should You Believe in Yourself?

Advertisements Belief is a powerful thing. What we believe about any one thing will directly affect how we interact with that thing. If I believe the floor is sturdy, I will stand on it without questioning or even thinking of its integrity. If I believe something is dangerous, even if it’s not, I will beContinue reading “Should You Believe in Yourself?”

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