I was teaching about this in our Foundation for Transformation Conference when a guy raised his hand asking if he could share. I asked him to go ahead and his story was quite compelling. Listen to his own words. I became a Christian later in life. I was immediately excited about Jesus and living for
Archives for August 2017
“I wish I had never done that!” “If only I had a redo!” “Every time I think about what I did, my stomach churns!” These are common statements from people who live with regret. All of us, including me, have done things in our lives that we wish we could go back and change.
Dealing with Feeling Entitled Have you ever been around someone who always thought you should do more for them no matter how much you did? This is called “entitlement”. This person genuinely thinks: “I deserve better;” “I deserve more;” “I deserve to have fun;” “People should take care of me;” “I deserve it
At age 19, I began to run in the “Fear of Failure” marathon. Like any serious runner, it motivated me to strive to always do more. I compared my success to others keeping a record of who was better and who was worse than I. Self-criticism fueled my relationship with God, with people and
The first time I remember feeling depressed was when I was playing in a high school basketball game and I looked into the stands only to discover a girl I was dating was with another guy. I didn’t have a very good game that night for some reason! The last time I remember feeling depressed
Inferiority slinks into our lives whispering “I don’t measure up to ______”. Superiority struts into our lives boasting _______doesn’t measure up to me”. The markers for comparing ourselves to others are: our performance, our possessions, our personality, our position, our appearance, and other’s opinions. Years ago, I used to let it “slip” in conversations about
When our children were growing up, Ellen and I both believed that it was our responsibility to talk to each one about sex. They have heard all about it from their friends and many have seen a perversion of it because of the internet and TV pornography. Let me share an example of what I