When you hear the word passion, what comes to mind? Is it how you feel about your spouse? Is it the term you use for how you feel about, NASCAR, your cat or even quilting? Could there be different kinds of passion? There is a version of your passion that is designed by God to bring you the energy to do something about it.
Our Spiritual Inheritance has two very interesting components. Firstly, the magnitude of what we inherit from God, simply because we are His, is enormous. It truly makes us capable of miraculous things. The second is a little more sad though.
Welcome back to the 6 part series on discovering your true Identity in Christ. We all seem to have questions about our Identity and about how to discover what we are on this earth for. If you accept the idea that God gives every one of us the tools we need for the job He has in mind for us, then by discovering the tools in our lives, we should begin to see His intentions for us. My hope is that through this series, you will more clearly discover your Identity and in the process, find your destiny.
Last time we covered the endowment of Spiritual Gifts i.e unique abilities birthed in us through our Spiritual awakening that strengthen our contribution in certain areas. Next we will focus on our spiritual Inheritance. This may seem like an obvious topic that might feel out of place among the list of tools that contribute to our unique design, but in reality it is a game changing truth – without which – we would not be near as capable.
We all seem to have questions about our Identity and about how to discover what we are on this earth for. If you accept the idea that God gives every one of us the tools we need for the job He has in mind for us, then by discovering the tools in our lives, we should begin to see His intentions for us.
We all have them from birth. Sealed within us like rare pearls locked in the shell of our lives and waiting to be discovered. These talents of character are precious and unique and exclusively embodied in every one of us as a complete work of art.
Welcome back to the 6 part series on discovering your true Identity in Christ. We all seem to have questions about our Identity and about how to discover what we are on this earth for. My hope is that through this series, you will more clearly discover your Identity and in the process, find your destiny.
I believe Christianity today is suffering under an epidemic of worldwide proportions. It is potentially more devastating to the world than the persecutions of the early Centuries and certainly more widespread. It is quite simply, an identity crisis.
The actions that Leaders display, are not necessarily what Leadership is. I think the best way to unpack this phenomenon is to use another sticky subject to illustrate; LOVE. It can be said that what love does, is not what it is.
I find it interesting that the root of this word has different meanings to me. On the one hand:
RESOLUTE – to set your face like flint, to be admirably purposeful, determined.
These all speak of goals and vision and purpose. They refer to tomorrow and color that reference with hope and ‘can do’.
On the other hand:
RESOLVE – to bring closure, to subside, culminate, end.
Lets face it, in order for any of us to grow or duplicate our services, products or offerings we will have to work with, train and empower people.
While the organization is small and relational interaction is close and transparent, accountability seems more organic and the likelihood of a rogue leader is low.
But expansion and multiplication demands more leaders with more power and when a leader goes rogue; displaying unwanted behavior or heading in the wrong direction – it is time to step in.
From a single person to group sizes of over 1000 people, the ideal number of people in any group is becoming quite a science. After some research I have discovered that not only are there some serious thinkers spending quite a bit of time developing this idea, but these thought processes about group sizes have been around in the military for 100’s of years. One thing is certain, adjusting the number of people in a group size, directly impacts the group’s cohesion and performance. How many people are in your groups?