10 Things I’m Learning in Ministry and Life

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Some are new…some are reminders I’m seeing lived out…

The most mature is often not the one with the most knowledge of Scripture but the one who has learned to most live like Christ.

The longer we sit in the same chair the more ownership we take in it and the less likely we are to want to move from it.

If we want people to grow we have to encourage people to change. Stability isn’t growing. It’s often the level field on the way to a period of decline.

Success in ministry is not always translated into success as a follower of Christ.

Just because they know it doesn’t mean they know how to live it. Or that they live it.

Without a sense of desperation, many people will resist any change you propose.

Pastors are human.

My attitude at the beginning of a day often determines my progress and attitude at the end of the day.

A similar perspective that changes frowns into smiles often changes worry into a prayer…fear into faith…bad days into good.

More talk the talk than walk the walk. And it’s easier. And I’m guilty too at times.

What are you learning these days?

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7 thoughts on “10 Things I’m Learning in Ministry and Life

  1. If you lead and no one follows, you’re not really leading…just going for a walk of sorts I guess. And a really big one I’m seeing lately is that many of not most believers don’t really believe the “good news” is good news.

  2. What I seem to be learning the most is a variation of #1, which funny enough I had just tweeted. :) Spiritual maturity is not just knowledge of and/or keeping rules, but about loving others especially the hard to love.