You will never be better than the people you meet, the books you read, and the places you go. Many years ago, I heard this statement and have never forgotten it.
In My Journey
In my life journey, especially over these past months, I have often thought of this statement. You know, it really is true. I believe it is especially true for pastors.
Oftentimes, we can get in a rut. We live in our comfort zones, reading the same old things, seeing the same people again and again, and basically revisiting the same places. The result is often a familiarity that results in an unhealthy satisfaction. It can lead to meaningless redundancy, ministry boredom, and even an unhealthy status emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually.
I Am Convinced
I am convinced that I become more effective personally and as a leader when I am regularly meeting new people that are challenging me to be better in some area. I am also convinced that I become better with the things I read or listen to, for example, via podcast. I am convinced that the places I travel open endless relationships and fresh perspectives that inspire me to reach…Continue Reading