The Future is Bright 02: The Least Will Become A Thousand

Part 1 is found here. The least of you will become a thousand,    the smallest a mighty nation.I am the Lord;    in its time I will do this swiftly. (Isaiah 60.22, NIV) Stop expecting your end to be determined by your beginning. That is not how God operates. Look at this Scripture in Isaiah – the least ofContinue reading “The Future is Bright 02: The Least Will Become A Thousand”

The Future is Bright 01: There Shall Be Big Churches in the Future!

God is good and your future is awesome. I am so tired of speaking to negative and small-minded pastors. If you are a leader in any sense of the word, the best thing you can do for the people you lead is dream big. The bigger you dream, the more positive you will be, theContinue reading “The Future is Bright 01: There Shall Be Big Churches in the Future!”

The Test of Loyalty 03: The Test of Trouble

For test one, click here. For test two, click here. If you want to enter the kingdom of God and do things God’s way, there will always be trouble and pressure (Acts 14.23). If you want the fire, you need to be able to handle the heat, and if you want to live in theContinue reading “The Test of Loyalty 03: The Test of Trouble”

The Test of Loyalty 02: The Test of Continuation

The second test of loyalty is the test of continuation (the first test is the test of remoteness, which you can read about here). What this means is this: there are not many people in the world who can be loyal over a long period of time. The Galatians did not take long to beContinue reading “The Test of Loyalty 02: The Test of Continuation”

Set the Pace 06: Give Energy to Others

As a leader you should have energy – that goes without saying. You have to put in effort and life and oomph into getting things done. But one of the true blessings of leading is to be able to energize others and to energize those that you lead. How can you give your church, communityContinue reading “Set the Pace 06: Give Energy to Others”

Set the Pace 05: Know When To Slow Down

The quickest way to get moody is to not sleep enough. A survery in the UK showed that people who do not sleep enough are seven times more likely to feel like life is overwhelming them and five times more likely to have feelings of loneliness. It stops you thinking and acting properly. Another studyContinue reading “Set the Pace 05: Know When To Slow Down”

Set the Pace 04 How Do You Eat An Elephant

The answer to the old question “how do you eat an elephant” is one bite at a time. Which means some tasks are just big tasks and just take time. Building a church, setting up a new business, losing weight, changing the direction of a church. All of these tasks take time. But if yourContinue reading “Set the Pace 04 How Do You Eat An Elephant”

Set the Pace 03 A Step Faster

1% faster is the difference between being first at the Tour de France and 76th. That’s a big difference. A small increment can change a lot of things. From 1945 to 1954 the world record for running one mile was 4 minutes and 1 second. It seems impossible until Roger Bannister decided it was not!Continue reading “Set the Pace 03 A Step Faster”