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Determination All Day Long Leads to Satisfaction at the End of the Day

It is that simple.

Wake up with energy, passion, desires, plans, commitment, eagerness, vitality . . . and seize the day, all day long. That is the way to ending the day with a sense of deep satisfaction. Keep that up for a season of time and you begin to experience more than satisfaction. You experience fulfillment and joy.
 

Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International
BrianRice@lcileaders.org

 

Spiritual Leadership: Napping Through Life

The need for endless learning is difficult, sometimes profoundly painful.
But it is better than napping through life.
John Gardner


For the final sermon of the year...and as we stand on the brink of a brand new year, I have been reflecting on the theme of "being awakened" and living in the light. The ideas running around in my mind (okay, right now, they are more like drifting around in my mind) have to do with the sleepiness and drowsiness of our age. Lethargy and sluggishness are common.

Bright luminaries full of wisdom, passionate fiery commitment and stirring engagements with the things that matter most - when we find it (or her or him) it seems the exception.

Why Determination Matters

There are some character qualities that make a Big Difference.
Determination is one of them.

When I think of determination - I think of devotion, commitment, perseverance, hard work, persistance, and high intentionality...

We love to talk about Talents, Strengths, Gifts...
And we really love the one who is the "natural talent," the "born-talent."

Spiritual Leadership: Giving Everything Back to God

Erma Bombeck  
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would hot have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me."

These words come to mind for me as I read Erma Bombeck's longing.

Desire.
Dedication.
Devotion.
Passion.
Energy.
Enthusiasm.
Vitality.

Erma Bombeck's is on to something very important.
She knows she has been bought with a price, she is no longer her own, she belongs to another, she belongs to Christ.

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