Christians cannot wake up or spill their coffee without hearing about leadership.
But what is leadership?
About a year ago I was introduced to Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guyby Derek Sivers, and it revolutionized my understanding of leadership. I’ve attached the short video below and included the transcript at the bottom.
Though I have no reason to believe Mr. Sivers is a Christian, and though nothing he said in his video was a quote from the Bible, he still made some extremely biblical observations about leadership that I would like to borrow and apply directly to the Church.
Thank you for joining me, I’m AMBrewster, and this is the show dedicated to helping you become an intentional, premeditated parent.
We’re all familiar with the concept: “You’re your own worst enemy.” This idea is also reminiscent of episode 2’s theme that to be a good parent, I need to first be concerned with my own spiritual temperature before addressing my family member’s cold response.
On June 29, 2014 Tim Hoch wrote “10 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be.” It didn’t take long for it to go viral, and it’s made many appearances on my friends’ Facebook walls. Though I don’t know if Mr. Hoch is a Christian, and can’t agree with everything he wrote, I do know many of the observations he made are not only applicable to the family . . . but are biblical. Using Tim’s 10 ways and God’s infallible Word, let’s see how we can stop being our family’s worst enemy and start glorifying God instead by addressing our own sinful habits.
We drive them to school.
We sleep under the same roof.
We watch every one of their games, concerts, and melt-downs.
We may even have the regular opportunity to share meals with them.
Yet we often have no idea who they are.
We used to think we knew our children, but no more. Perhaps you’ve felt what many parents have verbalized to me about their teenagers:
“They’re not the kid I used to know.”
“What happened to my baby?”
This is all too common a parental conundrum, and it happens in many ways for many reasons. But right now, you’re likely less concerned about how it happened than you are about fixing it. And, for some reason, sitting down and asking your son “How’s school,” “Is something bothering you,” or “What are you thinking about?” just doesn’t seem to work anymore.
The encouraging reality is that our children communicate to us who they are in everything they do. They even scream their deepest heart issues to us with their silence.
With this thought in mind, I’d like to share 4 vital ways to remove your child’s mask and start the glorious process of knowing your child and helping them become the person God wants them to be.
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