20 October, 2009

I Have A Blog?!

Oh, yeah, the Blog! So much for Sunday Summaries. Well, here's a summary of the past 3 Sundays: Awesome. 'Cos God was there. Anyway, I read something from Chuck Colson at FCA-Doing Sports God's Way that I thought may be beneficial to you all.

Pastor Chuck Swindoll, accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award at Catalyst 09, offered the following lessons he has learned:
  1. It’s lonely to lead. Leadership involves tough decisions. The tougher the decision, the lonelier it is.
  2. It’s dangerous to succeed. I’m most concerned for those who aren’t even 30 and are very gifted and successful. Sometimes God uses someone right out of youth, but usually he uses leaders who have been crushed.
  3. It’s hardest at home. No one ever told me this in Seminary.
  4. It’s essential to be real. If there’s one realm where phoniness is common, it’s among leaders. Stay real.
  5. It’s painful to obey. The Lord will direct you to do some things that won’t be your choice. Invariably you will give up what you want to do for the cross.
  6. Brokenness and failure are necessary.
  7. Attitude is more important than actions. Your family may not have told you: some of you are hard to be around. A bad attitude overshadows good actions.
  8. Integrity eclipses image. Today we highlight image. But it’s what you’re doing behind the scenes.
  9. God’s way is better than my way.
  10. Christlikeness begins and ends with humility.


samurai said...

Maybe a little far between - but "food for thought". 8)

The Stranger said...

Mmm. GREAT thoughts.

Jason said...

Thanks for sharing that list. Those are good points... and some of them make a lot more sense to me now than they would have a year or two ago.

Lisa said...

That was really good...

So are you feeling successful or crushed?

you guessed it said...

I like this, thanks!
wv: meviloew - a particularly bad strain of mildew

Laedelas Greenleaf said...

Samurai~ Thanks for being such a regular poster. I enjoy reading your blog!
DT~ Thanks! Why? :)
Jason~ What's happened recently that would change how you understand this?
Lisa~ Successful. The victory is mine, but the battle is the Lord's. Who can stand against us? :-)
MC Hammer~ I like you!