I love motion. Forward motion, perpetual motion... I love all of it. I love using phrases like these to describe my life and I love proving that I am actually doing something with my time here on earth. In fact, I think a lot of us love the idea of movement.
The key here is that we are in love with the idea, but most of us leave it right there. As a romantic notion, a dream, an ideal, but not reality... Keep reading to learn how fighting for your future starts by fighting you
WHAT THE CHURCH!? is a Behind-The-Scenes, guided tour, into the mind of a Pastor who is reflecting on a decade of service. This series of posts are notes, thoughts and observations combined with practical tools & steps to help you in your relationship with Jesus and to help you get the most out of your Church life
Part II of US & THEM: The Millennial Question. Digging into the great divide which exists between US & THEM.
The difficulty with this conversation is that we are not only grasping with the perceived entitlement of a demographic, but we are, at the exact same time, coping with a world that is transforming before our eyes. This rapid transformation has contributed to a worldview shift which has laid the foundation for this perceived ever increasing generation gap.
Over the next series of posts, I would like to start looking at this "issue" from a number of angles. Mostly as my way of facilitating a conversation, and at the very least, this is my way encouraging us to think through this matter.
YOU ARE YOUR OWN WORST CRITIC... Do you know what makes you a great villain? You know all of your enemies’ weak spots. You are intimately aware of everything wrong with you. You know your strengths, but you especially know every weakness, and you are always willing to remind yourself of that fact.
The moment you decide to step out of the boat and walk on water, the moment you decide to start fulfilling some of that God-given potential is the moment that you become both the greatest inspiration and public enemy number one. Your decision to take a step forward is either going to propel others forward or act as a reminder that they aren't pursuing their dreams or living up to their potential, putting you directly in the line of fire.
But that's okay...
Take nothing for granted. Work hard, play hard, love hard, but never forget that what you have is a gift. Your ability to accomplish everything and anything is a gift. Your skill set, it's a gift. Your personality, it's a gift. Your family, it's a gift. So... What are you going to do with that gift to make a better tomorrow?
Why is it that the first thing we think about when we think of success is always money?
The answer is very simple. We think automatically think of money and cars and mansions because we don’t have those things. We think success is acquiring something we don’t have. But what happens when you have those things?
. We have convinced ourselves that it is not our fault and the deck is stacked against us. We have told ourselves that it’s alright, we are what we are, and we’ve done the best we could with what we have, but let’s be honest, none of that is true.
Obsession takes you places that passion only dreams of. Passion embraces the moment; obsession embraces the process.
We are masters of wasting time. We are professional procrastinators, and the repetitive nature of our lives has caused us to start punching the clock and counting down the hours until we leave instead of focusing on productivity and efficiency. So if we are just surviving, if we are just riding the merry-go-round of life, if we are just punching the clock, why not do something RIGHT NOW to change your life?
What’s holding you back?
This is a reminder that no matter what you are facing today... YOU'VE GOT THIS!
I am moved to write a few words. In fact what spills out onto these keys and onto your screen is as much a raw reflection of my heart condition as a video or a face to face conversation, except this time I hope that by the end the voice reciting these words isn't solely mine, but is ours...
If you want to get in shape, you go to the gym and pump some iron, jog on treadmill, and fire off some sit-ups. If you are hungry, you go to the kitchen or to a restaurant and grab a bite to eat. But what do you do when you it is your soul that needs to be buffed up or fed?
Back after a short hiatus... BRETT IS BRINGING BACK THE BLOG!
We all have dreams and goals and bucket list items, but for many of us, we never seem to realize these goals. We can list off every reason why we couldn't possibly see those things come to fruition. We can faithfully recite every barrier, roadblock, and reason why we aren't good enough, and why the time isn't right, and why we just couldn't possibly make it happen. But what I've discovered is that we are loyal to a fault...
You rush through the front door of the office, you are carrying your laptop bag, some files, and a coffee, you are near panic, because you are going to arrive exactly on time, and you've got a big meeting just moments away, you turn the corner, and head towards your desk when in the midst of the flurry of half-hearted good mornings you're caught off guard and almost fall over as...
I've got some really big news that I'd like to share with you!
The Debut Episode of #EngageDaily - A Daily Vlog by Brett Esslinger!