[Infographic] Should I Be Posting This Online?

This is kinda funny, kinda true:



So next time, think it through.


Event Driven Christians and Mediocrity

Just mull over these words:

“Too many Christians are event-driven in their spirituality. The quality of their rejoicing, thanksgiving, conversations, and prayer with the Father runs low in terms of a lifestyle. When things happen they then come to God mostly in fear, to complain and ask “why me?” They do not grow in these times because they merely want them to be sorted out so they can go back to normal. In this instance, normal is just another word for mediocrity.” ~ Graham Cooke

It’s such a foreign concept to the New Testament, yet for the modern christian, moving from one event to the next is commonplace.

Christians go from one seminar or conference or mega church to the next, all in a vain attempt to feed the addiction our consumer driven, modern worship service has created.

When we are able to wean ourselves of the events that we so rapidly crave, we discover a patient God who desires to speak, communicate and transform us in the quiet moments of our daily life.

We learn that God is not Santa Claus and we don’t come to him when the shit hits the fan. Rather in the flow of daily life, we are invited into the work he’s already doing and we’re able to contribute.

And rarely does that involve smoke, bright lights and celebrated speakers.

Jesus is enough.

Get Over It! How To Move On From Personal Disasters

I was so bad at this. I’d spend all my time cursing that things had gone to crap that I’d never move on.

So often I’d find myself dwelling on the past, crying in a river of “what if’s” and complaining that the world is out to get me! When all that had happened was a season had ended—which was a good thing.

To often we try to artificially keep things going for the sake of it. We try to play it safe, persist, and keep our projects running, when in reality what we should be doing is walking away.

Sometimes though, we don’t get to choose if we walk, we get shown the door. And this can be super tough, but even more critical that we take active steps to get over it in due course.

Moving on from something does not mean we don’t take the time to grieve. We must. When we’ve lost something that’s been meaningful, we must spend some time reliving the good times and savouring those moments.

But there always comes a time when it’s time to pick ourselves up and get over it.

Deciding when that moment comes is up to you, but be assured it will come. And when it does, breathe in a new beginning and breathe out what has been left behind.

The Secrets Your Dreams Are Trying To Tell You

“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” ~ Unknown

Or, they hold the secret to our future and the direction we most wish our lives would go.

So often we poo poo dreams and visions. We figure we lack worth to fully live out the life that we truly wish. Of course, some dreams are completely selfish in nature, and we’ve gotta be careful we don’t become self-indulgent.

But we need to encourage one another to dream, to see our futures and to desire to live a life that is full of purpose and freedom.

So if we’re not dreaming of the future we’d like, we are just going with the flow.

Take the time to recognise and picture what it is you’re hoping for. Because therein lies your future waiting for you.

How Much God is too Much?

It’s a question I’ve been pondering lately as I get serious about launching my coaching and training services.

You see, I don’t actually want to be pigeonholed as a ‘Christian’ anything – employee, trainer, coach, blogger, facilitator etc. The main reason being, that I wonder if it can be a major turn off for business, as well as a blockage to actually beginning to be in relationship with others who don’t yet know the glorious riches of the kingdom life.

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