Category Archives: Leadership

Infallible

One of the things that troubles me most is Cancel Culture. There are some that say it’s a social construct, but every time anyone wants to cause someone else to be silenced, it indicates that the person wanting the other to be silenced sees themselves ostensibly as infallible. That sets up the person wanting the silence for failure. I explain my thought in this week’s podcast.

How We Get Through Tough Times

Over the last four months, Nay and I have had several times of particular difficulty. Hannah Gadlage asked a great question about what Bible verses we use to get through tough times. In this show I mention Nay’s Testimony of how God healed her, and here is a link to that.

This Week’s Podcast

Verses I mention in today’s podcast:


Isaiah 43:2-3
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;

Luke 6:38
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

Proverbs 21:21
Whoever pursues righteousness and love
finds life, prosperity[a] and honor.

Psalms 37:4
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

The Power it takes to Succeed

I always thought humility meant that I was to be humiliated. But according to a recent lesson from Kris Vallotton from Bethel Church, this is the idea: “God is opposed to the proud but he gives grace to the humble” – James 4:6

“To be humble does not mean to think less of yourself, it means to think of yourself less” – CS Lewis.

From the devotional: Here are 15 signs of true humility:

1. You are teachable.

2. You are influenceable.

3. You can be corrected without defending yourself.

4. You rejoice when others are celebrated.

5. No job is too small for you.

6. You don’t have to be right.

7. You naturally seek the advice of others.

8. You actually do pray.

9. You freely admit your flaws, mistakes, and failures.

10. You live to help others succeed.

11. You aren’t entitled.

12. You are patient.

13. You don’t promote yourself.

14. You let other people have a better story than yours.

15. You honor other people when they are talking.

Links:
Brian Regan “I Walked on The Moon” regarding letting others have the better story
Kris Vallotton at Bethel Church in Redding, CA
Not Always Right“: a blog about customer service experiences from the other side
Snacks with a Twist” is Nay’s Snack Food site.