Results move the powerful segment of society that responds powerfully with their own results. When they see a thing happening, they make something else happen in turn. Results is their language.
If you deliver bad results, the result-speaking population will get frustrated with you, then make a change. That change will have results that you might not like. But, you won’t be able to argue with results because results don’t talk back; they result back.
Living by results is a value. Once someone stops arguing and starts “resulting”, that someone has joined the ranks of the “resulting”. Results overpower all. · · · →
Don’t complain too fast. Don’t blame the owners of a problem. The very people we complain to surely know about the problem already. They might not even be responsible for it, and there’s a good chance that the only reason they haven’t solved the problem is from lack of help.
That’s the tricky part. People in the middle of solving sticky problems are usually defensive for good reason. Don’t expect a welcoming ceremony. You’ll likely need some diplomacy to give help to the very people who want it most. But, it’s worth it. After all, we’re all in this together. · · · →
Nothing lasting comes from borrowed steam. Just how no one should steal someone’s thunder, no one should loan steam. It’s a hard pill to swallow, even harder to prescribe.
You need problems. You need to be abandoned to fend for yourself. You need to grow stronger from the struggle. You need the credit, kudos, and valor that come with winning your own victory. You need to owe nothing to anyone after your own hard-fought revolution. You know how hard that is to hear.
You need to tell that hard message to others. Anything else cripples people into dependence on you. · · · →
God is the God of what? Every moment, ask yourself how God’s character answers the questions in front of you. Who God is has more relevance to your situation, even now, than anything else anywhere.
Today, your life may know Him as the God Who Heals or the God Who Protects. You may be getting to know Him as the God Who Rescues or the God Who Raises Up and Tears Down or the God Who Gives and Takes or Who Teaches or Who Encourages.
Whatever becomes of your life, everyday, look to the different aspects of Who God is. · · · →