Real Faith Moves Past Fear

Real Faith Moves Past Fear

James’s chapter 2, verse 18 says, “Some of you will say you have I have faith, I have deeds: show me your faith without deeds and I’ll show you my faith by my deeds. You believe that there is one God. Even the demons believe that and shutter.” (NIV) The forces of...
You Shall Not Fear

You Shall Not Fear

When you take refuge under the protective wings of God, you have nothing left to be afraid of. Does that mean you’ll never be hurt? Never get sick? Never lose a job or a relationship? No. Welcome to planet earth, where bad things happen because of the existence...
The Safest Secret Hideout in the World

The Safest Secret Hideout in the World

I spent a lot of my childhood playing in a small patch of woods behind my grandparents’ home in Rockfield, Kentucky. There were multiple sinkholes – one of them large enough you could throw a couple of cars into it – a wet weather spring, and lots of...
Walk by Faith, Not Fear, and Never Stop Loving Your Neighbor

Walk by Faith, Not Fear, and Never Stop Loving Your Neighbor

One of the most-repeated commands in the Bible is to “fear not.” Jesus told us in the Sermon on the Mount not to worry about tomorrow. And Paul assured the Philippian Christians, Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and...
What’s Holding You Back? Unfounded Fear

What’s Holding You Back? Unfounded Fear

As I asked a circle of friends and co-workers, what’s the thing that holds you back from doing hard things?, the overwhelmingly most common response was: fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of failure. Fear of getting hurt. Fear of judgment from others. Fear of...
Breaking Free from the Bondage of Fear and Insecurity

Breaking Free from the Bondage of Fear and Insecurity

For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with insecurity. In kindergarten, I remember envying those kids who had the boldness to ask to go play in the most fun areas of the classroom while I sat there, quietly hoping to be invited into the fun. And there...
Overcoming Three Big Leadership Fears

Overcoming Three Big Leadership Fears

I’m a leader. And it’s likely that you are too, whether you’re in an officially recognized leadership position or not. Leadership is influence, and it’s pretty much guaranteed you’re influencing people – employees, kids, a spouse, a...
Dump Your Doubt, Take the Risk, and Lead Forward

Dump Your Doubt, Take the Risk, and Lead Forward

Nothing paralyzes good leadership like fear, and nothing fuels good leadership like taking risks in faith. Obviously, we must make decisions wisely, but when we know, it’s time to go. This is coming from a somewhat trigger-shy leader. If you know what a DISC...

You Can Lead by Fear or Lead by Love

One of my favorite spots to hang out on the weekends is the green room, backstage at Saddleback. It’s not just that some kind volunteers stock it with hot Thai food, it’s the conversations that happen there. I learn about leadership by listening to other...

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