Many Americans are concerned about the new policies of the new administration.
Most of the concerns are coming from conservatives and Christians. Both groups are surprised and alarmed by the decisions of the White House and President Joe Biden.
Troubling times are not new to Christians. Believers have suffered cultural wars in every generation. As Christians, we must trust the Lord with the things that trouble us.
Believers have learned to serve the purpose beyond their own pain
We don’t have to look too deep in the scripture to discover the previous tests and trials against believers and Jesus followers.
Leaders are readers.
Hungry leaders stay hungry and they seek nuggets of truth and ideas from other accomplished leaders. We live in an age of information.
Every day a record number of life-changing books are being published
Looking at the latest reports from Bowker they show that self-publishing has increased to pass the one million mark for the first time (per annum), this breaks down to an average of over 2,700 new books being launched every day.
The average leader reads one book per week and the high achievers read three to five books per week.
I want to suggest…
One of our greatest enemies in 2021 is stress.
Stress is a thief.
Anxiety steals our peace, robs our creativity, and holds-up our progress.
We must learn how to keep our anxiety levels at minimum levels. Our emotions are up one minute and down the next — up and down and all around.
Many Americans are riding the waves of emotional change. We are suffering from depression, loneliness, and suicidal thoughts.
We live when anxiety, worry, fear, and panic are at an all-time high.
We can hack our way out of stress and worry
Here are some healthy suggestions.
Daily inspiration is high on my list of priorities.
My morning routine is to scan my inbox.
I am very adamant about finding the best online mentors and coaches.
I also focus on finding the specialist in a particular vein of business or ministry. My search includes relevant content to the season I am in or the topics that feed my interests.
The seven experts I have chosen are well known in America and around the world. I hope they assist you in 2021 and beyond.
Large crowds followed Jesus — until He reminded them of the cost. Several times in scripture, Jesus reminded the crowd of the cost of being a disciple.
So how much does it cost to journey well with Jesus?
“And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, If any man come to me and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple….. Likewise…
I don’t remember the first time I went to church. I felt like I was raised at the church.
I do remember several defining moments while in church. As a small child, I remember standing up in the pew in my mother’s arms.
A quartet was singing on stage. The year was 1960. There were five guys in white suits with white shoes on the stage.
I remember having this inner knowing that one day I would stand on a church stage and sing. I remember saying to myself, “I’m going to do that.” …
Everyone has defining moments — moments and situations that change our life forever.
There are also beautiful people, great relationships and unsure seasons that shape our lives.
Here are the significant people and seasons that shaped my life.
This seems a little old fashioned, but who cares. I am not ashamed of having the greatest mom in the whole world. My mother was my mom, friend, counselor, and best fan. She was also my disciplinarian and corrected me when necessary.
Maybe your mom was not so great and I get it. But she is still your mother. …
Christians have lost their identity.
Christians are soldiers on a battleship and not civilians on a cruise ship.
And as soldiers in God’s army , our battle is not against people. Our battle is against evil spirits and powers in the heavens.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12, NKJV)
Life is a wrestling match. We wrestle against principalities and powers (Ephesians 6:12). It is easy to see people as the enemy. …
Writing is hard work. Far harder than I ever realized.
Thirty years ago, I set a goal to write and publish books for the last 10–15 years of my life. The goal was noble. Setting the goal was more comfortable than accomplishing it.
After writing a few articles, I realized I was way over my head. Writing words was easy but my writing lacked the expertise to express thoughts clearly to others.
My success in other fields gave me quick access to high-level places to send my articles. Sites like Fox News and others.
So, my writing work went straight…
How does life get better?
Does life get better by providence, good luck, favor, or making changes? Yes. A great life includes all these.
A great life is never contingent on a great year. We can experience a great life in a good year or a bad year.
Favor from God is real, and God has the power to explode your life into mind-blowing outcomes. Providence is awesome. I describe providence as waking up on a day and what happens was going to happen.
I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it…