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Living in the 21st century, it is so easy to search out any topic or fact we desire to know more about in an instant with the help of Google.
So, what did the world search for in 2012?
The video below is a recap of the most popular searches over this past year.
With so many people searching for Truth… Jesus said, “I am the way, the Truth and the Life.” – John 14:6
It is during this season, on that first Christmas, that access to Truth and Life was given to all men and women –
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son. That whoever believes in Him, will never perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16
ADVENT means, “the arrival“…
As we celebrate ADVENT this December, let us reflect on the significance of the amazing event that took place 2000 years ago.
Mary was a teenage girl engaged to marry a poor carpenter named Joseph. She lived on a dusty fringe of the might Roman Empire, just another powerless peasant in another insignificant town. Yet she was the young woman to whom God extended the invitation to be the mother of the Messiah, Jesus.
In Luke’s account, Gabriel, God’s archangel, announces to Mary that she has found favor with God – she will give birth to a child and she will name him Jesus. Mary’s response – “Here I am, the Lord’s humble servant. As you have said, let it be done to me.” – is as simple as it is inspiring. She doesn’t protest or let her fear sway her from following God.
Then… He Came.
To lead yourself well, you have to be intentional—you have to do something.
All self-leaders do five things:
1. Begin with the end in mind. Self-leaders have a vision for the kind of people they want to be and they pursue that vision.
2. Actively learn. Self-leaders recognize that they’re responsible for their spiritual development. They explore and discover. They’re curious.
3. Practice rest. Self-leaders make time to reflect and recharge. They maintain a sustainable pace.
4. Pursue health. Self-leaders take the necessary steps to become or remain physically, emotionally, and relationally healthy.
5. Lead from the inside out. Self-leaders recognize they can never rise above the limits of their own characters. They cultivate integrity and moral authority by maintaining harmony between what they say and how they live.
I was recently reminded at a seminar this past week, that everything rises and falls on leadership. In other words, how well am I leading myself and those around me?
The sole purpose of this blog is to give you the reader a snapshot of what I am learning as it relates to the influence and leadership that God has entrusted to me, to hopefully encourage you in your leadership journey as well.
Over the multiple posts that follow in this blog, it is my prayer that we would be the people of God that are leading others with the leadership principles that have been entrusted to us in His word.
I want to encourage you with this video taken from a leadership conference called Catalyst back in 2007.