We Challenge You. . .Seven Ways

. .

We challenge you to dream, think and act bigger than you’ve ever done before.

We challenge you to allow the mind of Christ to function, fully and freely in you.

We challenge you to . . . lead and inspire others…no matter who they are.

We challenge you to build character instead of being one.

We challenge you to give, share and bless others.

We challenge you to encourage someone. . .every day.

We challenge you to be the kind of person who will one day hear “well done, my good and faithful servant.

The Word of God is promising you a richer life and more exciting future if you accept these seven challenges.

When it comes to doing something you’ve never done. . .there are seven challenges we’d like to focus on.

First, we challenge you to dream big.

Years ago, my fine wife, Bev, and I had the pleasure of meeting George Foreman.  As a former heavyweight champion and entrepreneur . . .he is a delightful man.

Foreman said:

“If you don’t dream you might as well be dead.”

If you don’t have a dream. . .perhaps  … you just need to be taught how to become a dreamer.

Do you remember dreaming as a kid?  When and why did you stop?

Are you living your dream now?  If not, why not and more importantly, what are you going to do about it?

Remember, nothing will change until either you or something else around you forces you to change.

If you dare to change, you can create your own destiny.  Otherwise the circumstances of life will be the things that toss you about.

When you have a dream. . .your “want to” turns into your “have to.”

Here’s an acronym for the word DREAM.

D. . .Develop specific goals with a daily timeline to make your dreams come true.

The difference between having a dream and not having one is like the difference between a treadmill and an escalator.  You can work up a sweat on the treadmill but it’s not taking you anywhere.

However, a dream without a plan is just a wish.  You need to write that down so you’ll remember it.

Philippians 3:13-14 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:

I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.”

R. . .Recognize and remove obstacles you need to overcome.

1 John 5:4-5 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:

“For whatever is born of God is victorious over the world; and this is the victory that conquers the world, even our faith. Who is it that is victorious over [that conquers] the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on that fact]?”

Recognize the absolute necessity of having God direct your path in overcoming all the roadblocks of your life.

Accept temporary mistakes, detours and disappointments as just that, temporary.  Learn from every mistake and move forward, no looking back or blaming anyone.

How do you overcome obstacles? 

Psalm 34:19 in the New Century Version says:

“People who do what is right may have many problems, but the LORD will solve them all.”

E. . .Empower your efforts by feeding your mind a proper diet of inspiration,

information and motivation.

How do you get wisdom, knowledge, understanding and skill as a dreamer?

The same way everybody else does. . .you ask for it. . .you seek it. . and then you shall find it.

Matthew 7:7 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:

Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you.”

A. . .Activate Ephesians 6:8 by blessing others so God will bless you.

Ephesians 6:8 says:

“Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.”

If you want your dreams to come true. . .ask God to use you to help others make their dreams come true. Preparation time is never wasted time.

M. . Move into strategic alliances with people who motivate you to move beyond

your comfort zone.

Who motivates you to think in terms of possibilities instead of problems?

Who provokes you to look for opportunities instead of reasons to fail?

Who exhorts, encourages and edifies you to be more and do more than you previously thought possible?

These are the folks who should form your strategic alliance.

Exodus 18:21 in the Message Bible says:

“And then you need to keep a sharp eye out for competent men—men who fear God, men of integrity, men who are incorruptible—and appoint them as leaders over groups organized by the thousand, by the hundred, by fifty, and by ten.”

Second, we challenge you to never accept things the way they are.

It’s called a comfort zone. . .where you settle into a nice little routine.

You never feel threatened but neither do you ever feel challenged.

Yes, you know what’s expected of you. . .and you do just that…no more and no less.

You’re viewed as an ordinary person who does ordinary things and you’re okay with that.

You like things the way they are because achieving more things would demand more faith or effort than you’re willing to give them.

And, of course, your rationale is. . .if my family is comfortable why should we want to do more?

What does the Word say?

Colossians 3:17in the Classic Amplified Bible says:

“And whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus and in [dependence upon] His Person, giving praise to God the Father through Him.”

Does that sound like God just wants you to get by as an average Joe or Jane?  I don’t think so.

Colossians 3:23-24 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:

“Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as [something done] for the Lord and not for men, 24 Knowing [with all certainty] that it is from the Lord [and not from men] that you will receive the inheritance which is your [real] reward. [The One Whom] you are actually serving [is] the Lord Christ (the Messiah).”

What does the Lord want from you?  Your best!

Romans 2:7-8 in the Message Bible says:

“Make no mistake: In the end you get what’s coming to you—Real Life for those who work on God’s side, but to those who insist on getting their own way and take the path of least resistance, Fire!”

Maybe it’s time to get fired up. . .before He fires you up for eternity.

Third, we challenge you to ignore limitations.

If you’ve ever made any of the following three statements. . . God wants you to know something . . . you have no limitations.. . .

“This is a large organization, and one person can’t make a difference.

 “Ideas and suggestions are valued only from higher levels in the organization not mine.

 “I don’t know everything and sometimes I’m wrong.”

Sounds logical … until you hear the store of Johnny the Bagger.  This is one of my favorite true stories. . .and I generally tear up thinking about it.

A woman named Barbara Glanz spoke at a grocery store who was trying to build customer loyalty.  She told the staff to look for something to make their mark on customers who comes in the store.

After she left, a Down’s Syndrome bagger named Johnny, got to thinking.  At first he didn’t feel he could contribute but after some thought, he got his father to type up his ‘thought for the day.’  They made multiple copies and Johnny carefully cut each one and began taking them to work.

After about a month, the store manager couldn’t understand why people didn’t go to the shortest line even when it was pointed out to them.  There were 3 times as many people in Johnny’s line than anyone else’s.

One elderly woman said, “I now come in every day instead of once a week because I want to get Johnny’s message for the day.”

As time passed others picked up on Johnny’s kindness … the florist began to give broken flowers to little girls and pin corsages that weren’t picked up on the elderly ladies visiting the store.  Kindness broke out everywhere and more people came in bringing their friends with them.

All because one 19 year old with Down’s Syndrome got the idea he could do something to bless people.

The only limitations we have are what we impose on ourselves.

Proverbs 4:23 says:

“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”

According to Strong’s Concordance the Hebrew word for issues is (tote sa uff) tō·tsä·ä (H8444) is a real estate term and it means:

“borders, the parameters”

Your heart sets the borders of your life.

Outside circumstances don’t set the borders of your life; it’s what’s in your heart that sets the boundaries or determines the course of your life.

The New Living Translation of Proverbs 4:23 says:

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”

Consider this thought. . .when you are meditating on a rhema revelation from the Word of God. . . you are expanding the borders of your life.

On the other hand. . .if you’re not meditating in the Word. . .then your borders are set where you are. . .and is likely where you’ll stay.

When you start talking about the promises of God. . .His promises. . .what the Word offers you. . .the possibilities of your life. . .the things you desire will soon become a reality. . .you will live a life without limitations.

That revelation led me to write my book: Borders Without Limitations.

Fourth, we challenge you to reject the fear of failure.

Some people never take risks. . .because they have a fear of failure.

Joshua 8:1says:

“And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear not, neither be thou dismayed: take all the people of war with thee, and arise, go up….”

Here are seven keys to overcoming failure.

First, accept your mistakes.

Second, stop trying too hard.

Third, ask God for help in overcoming your ‘fear’ of failure.

Fourth, look at what went wrong as a learning experience.

Everyone makes mistakes. The average millionaire goes bankrupt 3.5 times before achieving their dream.

Fifth, learn when to say “no.”

Sixth, if you know you need to say “yes” do it even when you feel afraid.

Seventh, remember, fear is the devil’s anointing for failure.

The only way to change your mind about failure is to change your mind on how you view it.

Ephesians 3:12 in the Amplified Bible says:

“In Whom, because of our faith in Him, we dare to have the boldness (courage and confidence) of free access (an unreserved approach to God with freedom and without fear).”

When our confidence is born in faith. . .it gives us a boldness in knowing we can achieve anything regardless of the obstacles.

Fear flees when confidence in God’s Word shows up.

Fifth, we challenge you to do what you’ve never done.

We challenge you to color outside the lines.

We challenge you to explore previously unknown opportunities

We challenge you to think outside the box.

We challenge you to dream bigger. . .by go deeper into the promises of the Word.

We challenge you to consider the best case scenario.

What’s the best case scenario you can hope for?  If every decision you make is the right one. . .what will be the end result?

As you visualize the reality of success. . .is it what you desire it to be?

You must see how it is. . .before it ever will be.

Determine if the worst case scenario is worth the risk.

As you think about the worst things that could happen. . .it’s important to keep this mental exercise in a scriptural perspective.

Think instead on ways you can avoid them happening.

Even if things go wrong. . .you have the assurance that God will help you. . .no matter what.

Matthew 6:34 in the Message Bible says:

God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”

God will help YOU. . .are you getting this?  Say it out loud. . .GOD WILL HELP ME.

Personalize it.

God will help <<YourName>> deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”

Sixth, we challenge you to never give up.

Ephesians 6:18 in the New Century Version says:

“Pray in the Spirit at all times with all kinds of prayers, asking for everything you need. To do this you must always be ready and never give up. Always pray for all God's people.”  

When you try something and it doesn’t work. . .that doesn’t automatically make you a failure. Failing is an event, it’s not who you are.  It just means you get a chance to try something else that may well work.

Do you know why the first assembly line automobile produced in this country was called a Model T?  Because Models A through S didn’t work.  Would you call Henry Ford a failure?  Absolutely not because he didn’t give up.

Have you ever used the household cleaner 409?  Can you guess why it’s call 409…because 408 previous attempts didn’t work.

What about WD40. . .you guessed it again.  It was the 40th attempt by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company who were trying to create a water displacement compound.  Hence, WD40. 

Someone once said:

“A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.”

Never internalize your lack of success or condemn yourself for trying something that didn’t work.

But most of all. . .never give up.

Romans 12:11 in the Contemporary English Version says:

Never give up. Eagerly follow the Holy Spirit and serve the Lord.” 

As you pray . . .get out in front of your battle. . .begin praising God for victory in the areas of your life that have been under the greatest demonic assault even before you see the victory or experience its manifestation.

Seventh, we challenge you to inspire others.

If you’re going to be successful. . .you will naturally, in the course of events, make those around you successful.

Effective leadership is always duplicateable.

Exodus 18:20 in the Message Bible says:

“Your job is to teach them the rules and instructions, to show them how to live, what to do.”

In order to be successful in life you must have a successor . . .which means you must train those who work with you to effectively handle the things you need help in achieving.

Our youngest son is a server at an upscale Mexican eatery.  He’s been asked to train new servers because his techniques are so successful.

If you’re learning a new occupation . . .you want to learn from people who have already proven themselves successful.

An effective leader should always be trying to work themselves out of a job . . .by training and developing new leaders who can assume even greater areas of responsibility.

You’d be amazed or maybe not . . .at the number of people who do everything themselves because they illogically figure that if someone else becomes good at their job. . .they may lose it to them.

If you’re good at developing successful leaders . . .you’ll never be out of a job even if management chose to replace you with someone else.

 And, one more thing, you’ll never be broke again because good leaders are in demand.

There are two powerful scriptures in Ephesians which should be a personal guide to your destiny.

Personalize and confess these two scriptures often.

First, Ephesians 3:12 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:

In Whom, because of our faith in Him, we dare to have the boldness (courage and confidence) of free access (an unreserved approach to God with freedom and without fear).”

When we put our faith in Him. . .we’re free to say what needs to be said. . .bold enough to go wherever we need to go. . .do whatever we need to do to complete the impossible dream.

Ephesians 3:20 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:

“Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams].”

We challenge you to dream, think and act bigger than you’ve ever done before.

We challenge you to allow the mind of Christ to function, fully and freely in you.

We challenge you to . . . lead and inspire others…no matter who they are.

We challenge you to build character instead of being one.

We challenge you to give, share and bless others.

We challenge you to encourage someone. . .every day.

We challenge you to be the kind of person who will one day hear “well done, my good and faithful servant.

The Word of God is promising you a richer life and more exciting future if you accept these seven challenges.

 

When it comes to doing something you’ve never done. . .there are seven challenges we’d like to focus on.

 

First, we challenge you to dream big.

 

Years ago, my fine wife, Bev, and I had the pleasure of meeting George Foreman.  As a former heavyweight champion and entrepreneur . . .he is a delightful man.

 

Foreman said:

 

“If you don’t dream you might as well be dead.”

 

If you don’t have a dream. . .perhaps you just need to be taught how to become a dreamer.

 

Do you remember dreaming as a kid?  When and why did you stop?

 

Are you living your dream now?  If not, why not and more importantly, what are you going to do about it?

 

Remember, nothing will change until either you or something else around you forces you to change.

 

If you dare to change, you can create your own destiny.  Otherwise the circumstances of life will be the things that toss you about.

 

When you have a dream. . .your “want to” turns into your “have to.”

 

Here’s an acronym for the word DREAM.

 

D. . .Develop specific goals with a daily timeline to make your dreams come true.

 

The difference between having a dream and not having one is like the difference between a treadmill and an escalator.  You can work up a sweat on the treadmill but it’s not taking you anywhere.

 

However, a dream without a plan is just a wish.  You need to write that down so you’ll remember it.

 

Philippians 3:13-14 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:

 

I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.”

 

R. . .Recognize and remove obstacles you need to overcome.

 

1 John 5:4-5 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:

 

“For whatever is born of God is victorious over the world; and this is the victory that conquers the world, even our faith. Who is it that is victorious over [that conquers] the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on that fact]?”

 

Recognize the absolute necessity of having God direct your path in overcoming all the roadblocks of your life.

 

Accept temporary mistakes, detours and disappointments as just that, temporary.  Learn from every mistake and move forward, no looking back or blaming anyone.

How do you overcome obstacles? 

 

Psalm 34:19 in the New Century Version says:

 

“People who do what is right may have many problems, but the LORD will solve them all.”

 

E. . .Empower your efforts by feeding your mind a proper diet of inspiration,

information and motivation.

 

How do you get wisdom, knowledge, understanding and skill as a dreamer?

 

The same way everybody else does. . .you ask for it. . .you seek it. . and then you shall find it.

 

Matthew 7:7 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:

 

Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you.”

 

A. . .Activate Ephesians 6:8 by blessing others so God will bless you.

 

Ephesians 6:8 says:

 

“Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.”

 

If you want your dreams to come true. . .ask God to use you to help others make their dreams come true. Preparation time is never wasted time.

 

M. . Move into strategic alliances with people who motivate you to move beyond

your comfort zone.

 

Who motivates you to think in terms of possibilities instead of problems?

 

Who provokes you to look for opportunities instead of reasons to fail?

 

Who exhorts, encourages and edifies you to be more and do more than you previously thought possible?

 

These are the folks who should form your strategic alliance.

 

Exodus 18:21 in the Message Bible says:

 

“And then you need to keep a sharp eye out for competent men—men who fear God, men of integrity, men who are incorruptible—and appoint them as leaders over groups organized by the thousand, by the hundred, by fifty, and by ten.”

Second, we challenge you to never accept things the way they are.

It’s called a comfort zone. . .where you settle into a nice little routine.

You never feel threatened but neither do you ever feel challenged.

Yes, you know what’s expected of you. . .and you do just that…no more and no less.

You’re viewed as an ordinary person who does ordinary things and you’re okay with that.

You like things the way they are because achieving more things would demand more faith or effort than you’re willing to give them.

And, of course, your rationale is. . .if my family is comfortable why should we want to do more?

What does the Word say?

Colossians 3:17in the Classic Amplified Bible says:

“And whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus and in [dependence upon] His Person, giving praise to God the Father through Him.”

Does that sound like God just wants you to get by as an average Joe or Jane?  I don’t think so.

Colossians 3:23-24 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:

“Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as [something done] for the Lord and not for men, 24 Knowing [with all certainty] that it is from the Lord [and not from men] that you will receive the inheritance which is your [real] reward. [The One Whom] you are actually serving [is] the Lord Christ (the Messiah).”

What does the Lord want from you?  Your best!

Romans 2:7-8 in the Message Bible says:

“Make no mistake: In the end you get what’s coming to you—Real Life for those who work on God’s side, but to those who insist on getting their own way and take the path of least resistance, Fire!”

Maybe it’s time to get fired up. . .before He fires you up for eternity.

Third, we challenge you to ignore limitations.

If you’ve ever made any of the following three statements. . . God wants you to know something . . . you have no limitations.. . .

“This is a large organization, and one person can’t make a difference.

“Ideas and suggestions are valued only from higher levels in the organization not mine.

“I don’t know everything and sometimes I’m wrong.”

Sounds logical … until you hear the store of Johnny the Bagger.  This is one of my favorite true stories. . .and I generally tear up thinking about it.

A woman named Barbara Glanz spoke at a grocery store who was trying to build customer loyalty.  She told the staff to look for something to make their mark on customers who comes in the store.

After she left, a Down’s Syndrome bagger named Johnny, got to thinking.  At first he didn’t feel he could contribute but after some thought, he got his father to type up his ‘thought for the day.’  They made multiple copies and Johnny carefully cut each one and began taking them to work.

After about a month, the store manager couldn’t understand why people didn’t go to the shortest line even when it was pointed out to them.  There were 3 times as many people in Johnny’s line than anyone else’s.

One elderly woman said, “I now come in every day instead of once a week because I want to get Johnny’s message for the day.”

As time passed others picked up on Johnny’s kindness … the florist began to give broken flowers to little girls and pin corsages that weren’t picked up on the elderly ladies visiting the store.  Kindness broke out everywhere and more people came in bringing their friends with them.

All because one 19 year old with Down’s Syndrome got the idea he could do something to bless people.

The only limitations we have are what we impose on ourselves.

Proverbs 4:23 says:

 

“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”

 

According to Strong’s Concordance the Hebrew word for issues is (tote sa uff) tō·tsä·ä (H8444) is a real estate term and it means:

 

“borders, the parameters”

 

Your heart sets the borders of your life.

 

Outside circumstances don’t set the borders of your life; it’s what’s in your heart that sets the boundaries or determines the course of your life.

 

The New Living Translation of Proverbs 4:23 says:

 

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”

 

Consider this thought. . .when you are meditating on a rhema revelation from the Word of God. . . you are expanding the borders of your life.

 

On the other hand. . .if you’re not meditating in the Word. . .then your borders are set where you are. . .and is likely where you’ll stay.

 

When you start talking about the promises of God. . .His promises. . .what the Word offers you. . .the possibilities of your life. . .the things you desire will soon become a reality. . .you will live a life without limitations.

 

That revelation led me to write my book: Borders Without Limitations.

Fourth, we challenge you to reject the fear of failure.

Some people never take risks. . .because they have a fear of failure.

Joshua 8:1says:

“And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear not, neither be thou dismayed: take all the people of war with thee, and arise, go up….”

Here are seven keys to overcoming failure.

 

First, accept your mistakes.

Second, stop trying too hard.

Third, ask God for help in overcoming your ‘fear’ of failure.

Fourth, look at what went wrong as a learning experience.

Everyone makes mistakes. The average millionaire goes bankrupt 3.5 times before achieving their dream.

Fifth, learn when to say “no.”

Sixth, if you know you need to say “yes” do it even when you feel afraid.

Seventh, remember, fear is the devil’s anointing for failure.

The only way to change your mind about failure is to change your mind on how you view it.

Ephesians 3:12 in the Amplified Bible says:

 

“In Whom, because of our faith in Him, we dare to have the boldness (courage and confidence) of free access (an unreserved approach to God with freedom and without fear).”

 

When our confidence is born in faith. . .it gives us a boldness in knowing we can achieve anything regardless of the obstacles.

 

Fear flees when confidence in God’s Word shows up.

 

Fifth, we challenge you to do what you’ve never done.

 

We challenge you to color outside the lines.

 

We challenge you to explore previously unknown opportunities

 

We challenge you to think outside the box.

 

We challenge you to dream bigger. . .by go deeper into the promises of the Word.

 

We challenge you to consider the best case scenario.

 

What’s the best case scenario you can hope for?  If every decision you make is the right one. . .what will be the end result?

 

As you visualize the reality of success. . .is it what you desire it to be?

 

You must see how it is. . .before it ever will be.

Determine if the worst case scenario is worth the risk.

As you think about the worst things that could happen. . .it’s important to keep this mental exercise in a scriptural perspective.

Think instead on ways you can avoid them happening.

 

Even if things go wrong. . .you have the assurance that God will help you. . .no matter what.

 

Matthew 6:34 in the Message Bible says:

 

God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”

 

God will help YOU. . .are you getting this?  Say it out loud. . .GOD WILL HELP ME.

 

Personalize it.

 

God will help <<YourName>> deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”

 

Sixth, we challenge you to never give up.

 

Ephesians 6:18 in the New Century Version says:

 

“Pray in the Spirit at all times with all kinds of prayers, asking for everything you need. To do this you must always be ready and never give up. Always pray for all God's people.”  

 

When you try something and it doesn’t work. . .that doesn’t automatically make you a failure. Failing is an event, it’s not who you are. It just means you get a chance to try something else that may well work.

 

Do you know why the first assembly line automobile produced in this country was called a Model T?  Because Models A through S didn’t work.  Would you call Henry Ford a failure?  Absolutely not because he didn’t give up.

 

Have you ever used the household cleaner 409?  Can you guess why it’s call 409…because 408 previous attempts didn’t work.

 

What about WD40. . .you guessed it again.  It was the 40th attempt by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company who were trying to create a water displacement compound.  Hence, WD40. 

 

Someone once said:

 

“A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.”

 

Never internalize your lack of success or condemn yourself for trying something that didn’t work.

 

But most of all. . .never give up.

 

Romans 12:11 in the Contemporary English Version says:

 

Never give up. Eagerly follow the Holy Spirit and serve the Lord.” 

 

As you pray . . .get out in front of your battle. . .begin praising God for victory in the areas of your life that have been under the greatest demonic assault even before you see the victory or experience its manifestation.

 

Seventh, we challenge you to inspire others.

 

If you’re going to be successful. . .you will naturally, in the course of events, make those around you successful.

 

Effective leadership is always duplicateable.

 

Exodus 18:20 in the Message Bible says:

 

“Your job is to teach them the rules and instructions, to show them how to live, what to do.”

 

In order to be successful in life you must have a successor . . .which means you must train those who work with you to effectively handle the things you need help in achieving.

 

Our youngest son is a server at an upscale Mexican eatery.  He’s been asked to train new servers because his techniques are so successful.

 

If you’re learning a new occupation . . .you want to learn from people who have already proven themselves successful.

 

An effective leader should always be trying to work themselves out of a job . . .by training and developing new leaders who can assume even greater areas of responsibility.

 

You’d be amazed or maybe not . . .at the number of people who do everything themselves because they illogically figure that if someone else becomes good at their job. . .they may lose it to them.

 

If you’re good at developing successful leaders . . .you’ll never be out of a job even if management chose to replace you with someone else.

And, one more thing, you’ll never be broke again because good leaders are in demand.

 

There are two powerful scriptures in Ephesians which should be a personal guide to your destiny.

 

Personalize and confess these two scriptures often.

 

First, Ephesians 3:12 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:

 

In Whom, because of our faith in Him, we dare to have the boldness (courage and confidence) of free access (an unreserved approach to God with freedom and without fear).”

 

When we put our faith in Him. . .we’re free to say what needs to be said. . .bold enough to go wherever we need to go. . .do whatever we need to do to complete the impossible dream.

 

Ephesians 3:20 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:

 

“Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams].”

 

 

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