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Have You Lost the Plot?

March 2, 2012

In 20 years of leadership I have seen many times where situations or circumstances have clouded my judgment and ability to see clearly. In those times, warning signs appear, showing me that I am in danger of losing the plot, the big picture, or even my perspective.

I have recently seen a number of these things flare up in my own life that reminded me of the need to see the sky through the clouds.

I am going to share these perspectives through the grid of ministry, but they are true anywhere people are involved. Be that a family, a business, or even a marriage. We can lose sight of the what the greater story is.

Here are four signs that you may have lost the plot:

The Anti 12 Step Plan

January 30, 2012

We left off  with Paul showing the futility of adding works to Christ, attempting to gain the favor of God. Now he is giving the Galatians the secret to success as a Christian. Don’t miss it!

Read Galatians 5:16-26.

Wait a second!
Where is the 12-step plan?
Where is the formula?

Again Paul uses the contrast of spirit and flesh. The “secret method” he gives is to “walk or live by the Spirit.” In other words, live a life of trust and dependence on God. Do not rely or trust in yourself or your own works.

He reminds the Galatians they were saved by trusting God without any of their own works or effort involved.

How do you live and grow? The same way.