How Jesus Gives Us Confidence

How Jesus Gives Us Confidence

There’s a big difference between confidence and arrogance. Arrogance is rooted in an unhealthy, unholy need to be superior in relationship to other people. Confidence, on the other hand, is rooted in a healthy and positive understanding of who God made us to be...
How to Live with Spiritual Confidence

How to Live with Spiritual Confidence

Are you confident? God wants you to be. He doesn’t want you to be arrogant or self-reliant, but He does want you to wake up each morning and face the day with a sense of spiritual confidence, rooted in your relationship with Him. He even went to the trouble of...
DLP #001: What’s Killing Your Leadership? Identity Issues!

DLP #001: What’s Killing Your Leadership? Identity Issues!

Thanks for Listening! Help out by subscribing and leaving a review in iTunes. Share this show using the buttons in the player above. Read the Article Version Below [Adapted from the Transcript] Leaders are suffering! More than ever before, we’re watching as...
The Right Decision is Better Than a Quick Decision

The Right Decision is Better Than a Quick Decision

If you aspire to lead an organization with greater confidence, you’ve no doubt felt the pressure to be the bold decision maker – the one out front ready to charge into the fray. The problem is, sometimes we charge ahead, ignoring the pitfalls, traps, and...
4 Vital Steps to LEAD an Amazing, Abundant Life

4 Vital Steps to LEAD an Amazing, Abundant Life

John Maxwell says, “Most people don’t lead their life. They accept their life.” Here’s a question for you. Is there actually a difference between mediocrity and misery? I think we sometimes believe a lie – namely, that coasting is neither...
Sometimes I Feel Like Giving Up, But I Know Better

Sometimes I Feel Like Giving Up, But I Know Better

Sometimes, I feel tired. Sometimes, I feel that I’m spinning my wheels and not getting anywhere, and that I’m failing to meet the expectations of others. Sometimes I feel bogged down in things that need doing, and I feel inadequate to the tasks that loom...
You Are UP to the Task Whether You Feel Like It or Not

You Are UP to the Task Whether You Feel Like It or Not

Deep in the heart of every man I’ve ever met lurks a daunting question that casts a shadow over every major challenge we ever face: Am I up to this? When I went to take the test for my driver’s license… When I enrolled in college… When I bought...
3 False Sources of Confidence in Ministry Leadership

3 False Sources of Confidence in Ministry Leadership

“I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service.” So wrote the elder Paul to younger Timothy (1 Timothy 1:12 NLT) Larry Osborne is an authority on this subject. Check out his book,...
Before You Plant a Church, Clarify Your Calling

Before You Plant a Church, Clarify Your Calling

The work of planting a new church will probably kill you. On my first day in Greek Grammar class in Bible college, Dr. Jesse Thomas walked in and stood at the podium to offer a brief welcome, “Welcome to boot camp.” Serious students survived, some even...

Walking In the Confidence of God’s Calling

Ever struggle with confidence? I think it’s widespread among leaders. Even though we’ve experienced some success, have heard affirming messages from others, and believe that God gifts his people for leadership and ministry, we still struggle to actually...

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