Life does present its challenges quite often. One of the most daunting I’ve encountered working with college students has been regarding discovering God’s Will…finding out what to do next. This usually encompasses decisions regarding what major to choose, which person to date/marry, which job to take, etc. My advice has always been the same: … More Deny Yourself and Pick Up Your Cross…Gee, Can I?
This will hold true for anyone, but a great challenge of working with young adults is assisting them through the process of making life decisions. This is a transition stage from the teen years to adulthood: more responsibilities, bigger challenges, and the need to keep learning. A diploma or walk across the stage doesn’t mean … More “God Told Me” Is Not A Trump Card
Wonder if that title got anyone’s attention. It sounds so contrary to my life messages I’ve spoken about for over two decades: God given dreams, passions and giftings to be used for service, God’s omnipotence and wisdom too lofty for us to understand. “Not one of these people, even though their lives of faith were … More When Our Dreams Are Bigger Than God’s
“The LORD had clearly instructed his people not to intermarry with those nations, because the women they married would lead them to worship their gods. Yet Solomon insisted on loving them anyway. He had seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines. And sure enough, they led his heart away from the LORD…they turned his heart … More Disregarding Wisdom Leads to Compromise
On this day, 237 years ago, 56 men comprising the Continental Congress, announced to the world that the 13 American colonies would no longer be subject to the British Crown. In turn, they determined that this union would become a new nation. Now, I know it’s up for debate regarding the true spirituality of certain … More Time For A Declaration of Dependence
Understanding and responding to the call of God can be a scary and frustrating experience. Sometimes I think it would be easier if we could just get a text message or email from heaven. What I do know is that His calling shouldn’t cause anxiety or fear, but will be accompanied by God’s peace and … More The Dangers of Getting Ahead of God
We go through seasons in life where God seems so far away from us personally. Others around us are advancing and experiencing success. Hello? What about me? The longer the oversight we start losing joy, get bitter at and envious of others, disillusioned, apathetic, sloppy, and give in to self pity. Pretty soon, we’ve lost … More Identity Theft: “God Has Forgotten Me”