What if you had a faulty understanding of success? If so, you’d probably have the wrong goals. And each day you’d probably miss the mark. In Deuteronomy 8:2 Moses was speaking to the Hebrews after they had wandered through the wilderness for forty years: “Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way … Continue reading A time to re-evaluate success
I’m no stranger to nostalgia. I like looking back and remembering the good ole days. But is there a point when looking back too much is harmful? I believe that if you glorify the past you handcuff the present. In other words, if you put too much stock in what has happened in the past, … Continue reading How to handcuff the present
On Monday we talked about idolatry. When many of us hear that word, we think of ancient peoples bowing down to man-made statues. But our understanding of idolatry might be too narrow. Here’s how I define modern idolatry. It’s giving first place priority to something or someone who isn’t God. With that definition in mind, … Continue reading What is your (real) goal?
We all have dreams… Dreams to be a certain kind of person. Dreams to make such-and-such contribution to your community. Dreams to achieve this or that… That’s great. But I think it’s helpful to occasionally look at yourself in the mirror and ask whether your dreams are too small. That’s right, too small. Life has … Continue reading A God-sized dream
In yesterday’s devotional I said that you need to deliberately establish godly priorities and put them into your schedule. Why? Because at first you make your schedule, and then your schedule makes you. In other words, the routines you establish shape who you become. So today I’d like to further motivate you with one more … Continue reading Distraction is deception
I’ve always said that September is the REAL New Year’s. We may not count down from 10 to 1 at midnight, but it’s when we set in motion the patterns and practices that will drastically shape the next 12 months of our lives. That’s why you need to deliberately establish godly priorities and put them … Continue reading Put them into your schedule
Do you ever feel like you’re stuck? Like what you’re doing on a day-to-day basis isn’t getting you closer to your goals? If so, you’re not alone. But don’t fear. There’s hope!
Ever wonder why you're not getting ahead? Why you're not making gains on your goals in life? Maybe this will help.
A lot of people make “New Year’s Resolutions.” When the year behind gives way to the year-to-come, they “resolve” to do something differently. Some people make these kinds of resolutions. Some don’t. Either way, many of us make personal goals. And a new year is a time to look forward to the next 365 days … Continue reading If you’re not dead
Do you ever feel like you’re stuck? Like what you’re doing on a day-to-day basis isn’t getting you closer to your goals? If so, you’re not alone. But don’t fear. There’s hope! Consider Moses. After he led the Hebrews out of slavery in Egypt he found himself stuck. He was serving as a leader and … Continue reading Getting unstuck