Thank you to all who took the opportunity to be a part of the Global Leadership Summit. It has become a regular part of our offerings for personal, spiritual and leadership development, and as always there were some fantastic challenges and thoughts:
- “Your faith doesn’t make life easier… your faith makes you stronger” – Erwin McManus
- “Never trust success blindly, but treat it with the same skepticism as you do failure.” – Rasmus Arkensen
- “All leaders see more than others see, and they see it before others see it.” – John Maxwell
- “Don’t call them fails, call them ‘learns.’” – Carla Harris
- “Your ability to deliver on big vision is only as good as your ability to deliver consistently on the day to day details.” – Bishop TD Jakes
- “You do not have to be in charge in order to lead. You have influence!” – Craig Groeschel
Those were just a few of the highlights as I stroll through my journal notes from the last couple of days.
I know that many of you did not have the opportunity to be a part of this experience. Sometimes there are not enough hours in the day! I understand.
But, let me encourage you always to make time to improve yourself. Not only for your sake, but for your other CrossPoint team members, and the congregation you serve at the behest of the King.
There is a law of diminishing returns that happens in ministry far too often. We work hard and fall short of our goals, so we work harder and gain a little more ground. The problem is we are now working twice as hard for only half the results.
Then, out of frustration, we make plans to work harder and harder and beat ourselves down more and more.
This is not God’s plan.
Am I talking about the Sabbath? A little.
Am I talking about getting rest and learning to say no? Some.
More importantly, I want to remind you how important it is to sharpen your ax.
Ecclesiastes 10:10 says, “If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge, he must use more strength, but wisdom helps one to succeed.”
There is only one person that can make you take the opportunities in front of you, and that’s you!
Whether it’s conferences, podcasts, books, or one on one conversations, you cannot always pour out; you have to be able to receive.
When you receive, you evaluate.
When you evaluate, you dream.
When you dream, you change.
When you change, you are a leader.
Many blessings my friends. As we work on this incredible task together called CrossPoint, I want to remind you that we are privileged to be called by God for this hour. And, I am doubly blessed that He has given me the opportunity to walk toward the cross, everyday, hand in hand with you.