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The Loneliness That Leaders Face

I think leaders do really struggle with wanting to do what's best and yet there's something within us that feels we're not always capable to come out perfect and make the right decisions each and every time.

And I wonder if there is such a thing as being lonely when that happens.

Sure it's easy to make a lot of friends who pat you on the back when you are on top of the world. But when it comes to pressures, decisions that could have been failures in other people's eyes, I wonder if real leaders feel a sense of loneliness after that.

Is this something that real people face, hence the phrase, "It gets lonely at the top."? 

These are just my honest questions.

At one point, I know strong leaders can handle it. At another point, I feel for them (if they do feel it that is).

Ever had these questions run through your head?

"Do people see me for me?"

"Do people see me for more than just what I can give?"

"Do people see me regardless of my a…

7 Reasons Why God's Place For You is The Best Place To Be

Today's mobile devices have what they call "geolocation" functionalities which pinpoint exactly where we are and help us to go from place to place. Do you know that God also has the right place for you?

That was our topic in our small group last night. There are several reasons why God's place for us is the best place to be:

Reason #1. God's place has God's PEACE.

"And the work of righteousness will be peace, and the service of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever."

Isaiah 32:17 (NASB) Reason #2. God's place has God's PROVISION.

My pastor once said the place of obedience is the place of our blessing.

In the desert, God rained down manna from heaven for the Israelites (Exodus 16:11-30). The first instruction God gave them was to gather the manna only in the morning and not keep it for the next day or else it will rot. And it did. The Israelites had to gather their food by the day. This shows that God was teaching them to trust Him for the…

A New Breed of Believers

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again."

“How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”

Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘Youmust be born again.’The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit."

John 3:3-8 (NIV)
In the story, Jesus was teaching Nicodemus, a follower of the law and a Pharisee. Born into a religion which he upheld up to his adult life.

And yet, when Jesus met this man, he said to him "You must be born again."

This is a truth to Christianity. In fact, it came from the words of Jesus Himself. We all must b…