YOU ARE QUALIFIED by Liz Sarno @ Leading and Loving It 

Have you ever had one of those moments when you throw your hands up, write your resignation letter in your head and decide that you are just done? Have you ever looked at the magnitude of what God has called you to be and what He’s asked you to do and felt ill equipped, unprepared, and completely unqualified? Have you ever asked, “Why did you even choose me, God?”

You are NOT alone! One of the greatest leaders in the Bible had those same thoughts. Remember Moses? The man who led the children of Israel out of slavery; The great leader who performed miracles time and time again; the guy who spoke face to face with God?

Long before he stood at the Red Sea, parting the waters while his entire nation crossed safely before the waves all came crashing down on their enemies, he was working as a shepherd out in the desert. From the midst of a burning bush God spoke and laid out a plan to bring freedom to an entire nation. God also said Moses was going to be the one to lead the people to the Promised Land.





A Different Way to Do Conflict – The Actual Pastor

When I am in a conflict with someone, my mind swirls and it’s hard to find a firm place to stand. I vacillate between believing terrible things about myself, and believing terrible things about the other person. I rehearse tragic conversations in my mind, and I can’t seem to stop. When I’m in a conflict with someone, it tends to occupy every square inch of empty real estate in my mind, and it’s exhausting.

Imagine yourself as a circle, where the edges are the fixed boundaries that define your space. Imagine the person with whom you are in conflict the same way, a circle with fixed boundaries that define their space. Now, map out the two circles on a sheet of paper, in a way that demonstrates how you are interacting with that person. Are the two circles on opposite sides of the paper? Are they overlapping? Are they right next to each other?





You Talk To Yourself – Paul David Tripp

No one is more influential in your life than you are, because no one talks to you as much as you talk to yourself.

People laugh at that statement, but I’m really quite serious. You’re in an unending, incredibly important conversation with your soul every moment of every day.

You interpret, organize, and analyze what’s going on inside and outside of you. You talk to yourself about the past, you talk to yourself about the future, and you talk to yourself about what you’re experiencing in the present.

Obviously, this is an internal conversation – if you had this conversation aloud they would probably put you into a ward! But that’s why it’s so dangerous – you often don’t even realize that you’re saying things to yourself. But you are. You’re saying things to you that will shape your desires, actions, and theology.





10 Must Haves for Leaders

1. Community– can’t be isolated. Friends and people you can do life with are paramount. Surround yourself with friends and team members who aren’t impressed by you.

2. Credibility– you must be believable. And a leader who is trustworthy. Above reproach and constant integrity. If you say you’ll get it done, you will. Your word is your bond.

3. Hunger– leaders are learners. And always want to get better. Constant posture of improvement.

4. Hope– vision for tomorrow. A belief that tomorrow will be better than today. And constant encouragement to those around them, giving them hope to tackle what’s in front of them.

5. Self- awareness– know who you truly are. And lead from that authenticity. Do all you can to understand the true you.





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