There are plenty of criticisms offered against today’s American youth and young adults.
I started to really wrestle with this. Why did I have to create something different? Something better? Why can’t I just join the movement instead of creating a new one?
It feels good to be the go-to guy or girl: the one that everyone comes to for solutions to their problems. When people smile at you and tell you, “Thank you so much. I just don’t know what I would do without you,” feelings of importance, value, and worth well up inside of you.
My counselor shared a statistic with me two years ago that floored me…90% of the people entering ministry DO NOT RETIRE from ministry, they either quit or have some sort of moral/ethical failure that disqualifies them.
Leaders, managers, marketers, people….have words.
I could hear the anxiety in the words on my voice mail. It was a former student, now serving as a youth worker in the New England region. His words were tinged with fatigue and a hint of mild exasperation.
Embracing what is, or how to fail like the world’s most successful creatives.
If you removed Email, Social Media, and Meetings from your life, how much time would you have for the rest of your work?
I think, “What have I gotten myself into?”
Can just anyone lay claim to your valuable attention?
If we can trust what the Bible says, and we can trust that it is relevant in our time, than it can still be used to start a revolution of love today. Our only problem: We don’t read it.
We often hear about visualizing success, imagining yourself in a situation saying all the right things and making all the right moves. That tactic has its place. But I want to suggest an alternative.