- Tony Morgan posted something that rings in my heart right now in his post, “What’s Your Next Step.” A friend of mine asked yesterday what my future looked like, and I basically responded by saying that I had no detailed plan from God as to what is next, only that I was waking up each morning with a little more light shed as to where I am to walk for the day. I love being in that position. And I hate being in that position. I hate it because I am not in control. I love it because I am so totally dependent on God, and that is a great place to be!
- Seth Godin had a great illustration that I think fits many churches. He talks about “Becoming A Bus Company” and how bus companies are “slowly moving people from place to place, going through the motions and showing a lot of fatigue…” I think there are a lot of churches and Christians like that as well…
- All I have to say about Perry Noble‘s post titled “Do You Want A Loyal Staff” is… WOW! The very first line says: “If you want loyalty…then GIVE IT! The leader that demands it but does not offer it often leaves a wake of abused and neglected staff members.” I have worked with and for people like this. It is no fun getting thrown under the bus. Staff people want to know the leader has their back… or they will not have his!
- Life is all about relationships… First, your relationship with God, and then with others. We need each other… we need people in our life. Mark Waltz discusses creating opportunities for building relationships in spaces designed just for it. Read it in his post, “What Spaces Are You Creating?”
That will do it for this week! Enjoy the weekend!