Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What you discover, you own. What you own, you'll be committed to.

What I discover, I own.  What I own, I'm committed to.  That is a powerful truth.  One that will change the very course of your life, if you embrace it and allow it to.

Here's something you may not have realized.  Every answer to every question you have about your direction and your future is already inside you.  If you will invest the time and effort into looking at the story God has been, and still is telling with your life, you will realize who God has made you to be.  You will also realize, over time, who God has not made you to be.  Learning who you are and who you are not is huge in allowing you to move forward in your life.  It's discovery.  What you discover, you own.  What you own, you will be committed to.

God has wired and equipped me to be a person who can help you discover your future.  Until now, I've been preparing for the time I could go out and help people - people just like you - find their future.  Well, that time is finally here.  I now have some evening time-slots open for coaching with you through the week.   

If you're facing a tough decision.  If you're at a crossroads in life.  If you are just wondering - even asking God - "What do I do next?"  I can help you find the answers to all the questions you have.  Because the answers are already inside you!  It's not counseling.  It's discovery.  What you discover, you own.  What you own, you will be committed to.

If you're interested in the personal coaching sessions I'm offering, let me know.  Just leave a comment here, shoot me an email or give me a call.  I'm looking forward to helping YOU find your future.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Giving up to move forward

"When you say yes to one thing, you always say no to another", I've heard it said.  Or, "You can't do everything you want to do, but you can do anything you want to do."  I believe they are both true.  But, it's easier to quote the quote than to actually walk the walk.  Isn't this always the case?

I've been serving a CityChurch for a short time, but already have given up some things I love very much in order to move forward in some things I love even more.  In the last month, I've given up a Tuesday morning men's community group, my involvement in the worship band and my involvement on setup and teardown team on Sunday mornings.  If I want to go back even further, just before all this I gave up the lead pastor role at Freedom Valley Church - a church I was the lead person in planting!  You can see why, here.

Now, before you jump to conclusions, and label me a quitter.  Let me tell you why I quit all this stuff.  I quit Tuesday mornings because my family needs me at home on Tuesdays to help get everyone out the door by 7:30am for school.  I quit the band because I need that Tuesday night that practice would fill to connect with Community Group leaders (a ministry I'm leading now).  I quit setup & teardown because I'm working six days a week and Sunday is the only morning I get a little time with the family without rushing around and out the door.

All these decisions were about creating margin for me to do the things I believe are most important.  So, my question for you.  What do you need to say "no" to today in order to say "yes" to something even more important?

Monday, September 3, 2012

I'd like to personally invite you . . .

I just saw a commercial for a furniture store.  The owner said he wanted to "personally invite" me to shop at his store.  What's that supposed to mean?  I don't know this guy and he's talking to a camera.  But I used to "personally invite" people (from the pulpit) to stuff at church all the time.  At the time, I actually thought that meant something.  Talk about delusions of grandeur.

Bottom line.  Whether your a pastor or not, nothing is personal unless you do it personally and in the context of a personal relationship.