What’s one thing that you wish you could change about your life? What’s one thing that you wish wasn’t true about your life right now?
Some of you are thinking, “I can only pick one thing?” If you’re like me and had a magic wand you can think of a couple of things you would change.
Who do you know that acts entitled? I bet you can think of a few people…your teenagers, your adult children, your brother, your sister, your grandchildren, or maybe a few millennial employees you have.
Our list is pretty long on who suffers from entitlement. But there is one person who is always absent from our list. It’s the one person who suffers the most from entitlement and is completely blind to it…me and you.
What’s something that you are worried about? I know “worried” isn’t a responsible word to casually throw around if you’re a person of faith.
But the truth of the matter is that people worry, and they worry a lot.
Have you ever started something with great enthusiasm and then found it hard to continue?
You were motivated, inspired, and convinced your future would be different than your past.
I’m sure you have heard the phrase, “When life gives you lemons make lemonade.”
The old saw encourages us to make the best of less-than-ideal situations. Even though some things aren’t what we expected, good can still come from the bitter.
Why is it so hard for you to take a day off? I really want you to come up with your best reason.
The reason that would prove God’s idea of taking a vacation every week (a Sabbath) is completely impossible. Got it? Okay hold on to it.
When we think about limits most of us think about trying to break through them. We think of limits holding us back. Limits seem restrictive.
Today I hope you realize that some limits are a great blessing.
How much vacation time do you get? What if it was possible to not just have 2 weeks or 4 weeks of vacation. What if I could add to your vacation time another 7 ½ weeks every year!!!
No, I’m not talking about becoming a teacher.
You’ve probably heard someone say it’s important to be authentic to who you really are. You should be the person you were designed to be and not try to be someone else. Authenticity is the only thing that matters.
It’s hard to disagree. I mean who wants to be around a fake person?
Have you ever been asked a difficult question and weren’t sure how to answer? Should you walk away or should you wade in?
Being a pastor I find that I get asked a lot of difficult questions. Some questions are heart-breaking like, “Will I go to hell for being divorced?” (In case you’re wondering…No.)