Think Big to Live Big 06: Create or Disintegrate

The late Bob Proctor used to say that if you are not creating you are disintegrating. In other words, if you are not going forward you are going backward. The Bible says it like this: the wages of sin is death (Romans 3.23). That’s a very stark and strong statement. If you do not trustContinue reading “Think Big to Live Big 06: Create or Disintegrate”

Think Big to Live Big 05: You Can’t Go Too Big!

When I start dreaming, and share my dreams with people, I am often told I am dreaming too big, that my dreams are unrealistic. But what I do is see myself with what I already want and act and speak like I have it. I have often signed contracts when I did not have theContinue reading “Think Big to Live Big 05: You Can’t Go Too Big!”

Think Big to Live Big 04 Joining the Dots

Andrew Carnegie said “any idea held in the mind and emphasized, whether feared or revered will at once begin to clothe itself”. In other words what you think is what will manifest. If you are afraid of something like Job, it will come upon you. If you are desiring something in faith, it will comeContinue reading “Think Big to Live Big 04 Joining the Dots”

Think Big to Live Big 03 Put Some Grit in Your Imagination

I define willpower as the ability to still imagine the promises of God no matter what your circumstances or senses or feelings say. Every leader, especially leaders in the body of Christ, should be eager for increase, for abundance, for more. Not because you want more money – or even a bigger ministry – butContinue reading “Think Big to Live Big 03 Put Some Grit in Your Imagination”

Think Big to Live Big 02 Tune In To Jesus

Jesus is the biggest thinker in the world. The plan of salvation is bigger than any single human could ever think. We need to tune into Jesus. When I was young, we never had mobile phones, we had one phone in our house and it was in the hallway attached to the wall. I sharedContinue reading “Think Big to Live Big 02 Tune In To Jesus”

Think Big to Live Big 01 Think For Yourself

Most people do not think for themselves. I spend my life helping people think big, and what I find is that most small thoughts come from someone else. Most people get their thinking from their parents, their pastors, their peers – they do not stop ever and think about thinking and think about how andContinue reading “Think Big to Live Big 01 Think For Yourself”

Dumb Things Leaders Do 07: Promoting the Broken Over the Brilliant

I am the founder of a first generational church planting movement called the Tree of Life Family. We have in the last ten years planted eight churches and are about to plant another two. Before I started I assumed incorrectly my major hurdle would be raising the finances. That’s not true – the hardest andContinue reading “Dumb Things Leaders Do 07: Promoting the Broken Over the Brilliant”

Dumb Things Leaders Do 06: Never Rocking the Boat

You cannot plant a church, build a church, build a leadership team, raise up leaders or help people dream big unless you accept the fact that you will have conflict if you do so. A lot of leaders value a fake harmony over difficult constructive useful conflict that is difficult but essential for growth andContinue reading “Dumb Things Leaders Do 06: Never Rocking the Boat”

Dumb Things Leaders Do 05: Becoming Tight With Money

One of the things I see so many leaders to is try and hold onto all the money and hold it as tight as they can. When they have nothing they can cope, but when money comes in, they start to trust in the money over trusting in God. It is time for every singleContinue reading “Dumb Things Leaders Do 05: Becoming Tight With Money”