Make YOUR Difference ( 4 Things that Distinguish Those Who Dream from Those Who “Get ‘er Done”)

When you’ve been alive for 56 years, you learn a lot. Mostly from the things that went wrong than from things that went right.  I have learned more from my failures than my successes. Don’t get me wrong, there are lessons to be had on both sides of the coin, but it seems like the failure lessons just hit you harder and produce the deepest change. At least that’s been my experience.

Do you have a “True North” and What is it?

Faith shapes us all. Whether we believe in the existence of God or not, we still have beliefs or personal creeds we live by. And those beliefs shape our lives. They motivate our behavior, the dreams we dream and ultimately the lives we live. Personal beliefs come from our culture, the environments we are raised in and life experiences and when these are our sources, those beliefs can change with each experience or shift in cultural influences.

What we believe and the values we hold is the compass that guides our lives; and when we don’t have an internal compass we look to the culture, our experiences and the opinions of others to become that compass because we don’t possess a “true north” within ourselves.

The Lie That Steals Our Beauty

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Do you know we have been fed a LIE? Not just any lie, but THE LIE. And that LIE has stripped us of our value to the lowest common denominator. Common is the operative word here. We have all made ourselves common to try and escape the question that rages inside of us. Who am I and what is my value? We have relegated our uniqueness to commonality so that no one feels less than anyone else and in doing so we all feel less than who we are created to be.

The Groaning

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Our world is broken and most of us don’t have to look too far from our own front door to know that! We revel in all of our industry, progress and wisdom and we are none the better for it. Only worse. More greedy. More corrupt. More isolated than we have ever been.

Keeping the Main Thing, the Main Thing

The day was marked in time. The moment planned from the foundation of the world. “Behold, the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world!” John’s words rang from eternity and into the hearing of all those surrounding his revelation of Jesus Christ at the Jordan. [John 1: 29-32]

The Power of Music!

It’s been said, music is the universal language. I don’t know who coined the phrase, but it appears to carry a lot of truth! Artists can travel around the world singing to those who don’t speak their language and still be just as powerful as they are in their native land. Why? Because song has power!

FINDING OUR WORTH IN JESUS CHRIST

Many of us flail through life wondering who we are while trying to obtain our worth from things, people and accomplishments. We do this because we have no sense of worth within ourselves so we look incessantly outside ourselves or in other things.