The Message of Invincible Consolation

The fiery furnaces are there by God’s direct permission. It is misleading to imagine that we are developed in spite of our circumstances; we are developed because of them. It is mastery in circumstances that is needed, not mastery over them. Advertisements

Development, Not Fulfilment

Leadership Development, Not Fulfillment “Leaders can’t afford to make fools of themselves, gulping wine and swilling beer, lest, hung over, they don’t know right from wrong, and the people who depend on them are hurt.”  Proverbs 31:4-5 (The Message) Beginning in the late 60s and early 70s, people began talking about “finding themselves,” meaning that they…

The Greatest Good..

according to Benjamin Disraeli, ..you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own. Just a couple of days ago- a week and two days to be precise- a friend asked me what would or could make me fall in love with someone. I smiled at…

Reflexions

Sometimes when I’m in a sober and reflective mood, ready and hungry and thirsty for mental food, something to inspire me, I simply read up quotes from people who have made a difference; be that in my life or on a national/global scale. One of these persons today is Benjamin Disraeli. Some of his quotes…

Top Tips & Secrets from Top CEOs

I came across these tips & secrets a couple of months ago (on Forbes, I believe..) and saved it on my hard-drive. In light of developing ourselves, I thought to share.. What do YOU think? Any good/useful..? What’s your favourite quote and why?

Don’t Overstep Your Leadership

It is so easy to humble oneself in the place of the wait. When we haven’t really achieved much, gone anywhere, done anything. We bow our heads, we “respect ourselves”. That is, until.. Until we believe we’ve landed. Then, almost overnight, our attitudes change. We no longer respect ourselves, but start expecting (often even demanding) it….

Get Back On Track

I enjoy reading. Very much so. But I enjoy learning even more. And then again, much more than that, I enjoy seeing myself apply that which I have learnt to situations and generally life itself. Let’s call it growth. You see, I like taking stock, account of things. I take pleasure in looking back; comparing the…

Growth Equals Change

  Growth = Change Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2 Just about anyone would agree that growing is a good thing, but relatively few people actually dedicate themselves to the process. Why? Because growth requires change, and change is hard for most people. But the truth is that without change, growth is…

The More We Let God…

“The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become – because He made us. He invented us. He invented all the different people that you and I were intended to be… It is when I turn to Christ, when I give up myself to His personality, that I first begin…

Quote of the Day

“Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.” -Napoleon Bonaparte

The Blame Game

The man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.”  Genesis 3:12 When things go wrong, the natural tendency is to look for someone to blame. You can go all the way back to the Garden of Eden on this one. When God asked…

Leadership Promises for Everyday: Count on Character

Count on Character A thick bankroll is no help when life falls apart, but a principled life can stand up to the worst. Proverbs 11:4 (The Message) How a leader deals with the circumstances of life tells you a lot about their character. Crisis doesn’t necessarily make character, but it certainly does reveal it. Adversity…

MUFHH: Am I Looking To God?

Look to Me, and be saved . . . —Isaiah 45:22 Do we expect God to come to us with His blessings and save us? He says, “Look to Me, and be saved . . . .” The greatest difficulty spiritually is to concentrate on God, and His blessings are what make it so difficult. Troubles almost…

Leadership Promises for Everyday: Evaluate, Then Empower

Evaluate, Then Empower  If anyone wants to provide leadership in the church, good! But there are preconditions. 1 Timothy 3:1 (The Message)  The place to start empowering people is by evaluating them. With inexperienced people, if you give them too much authority too soon, you can be setting them up to fail. With people who…

Women (and a few Men) of Wit: Literature Classics!

A list of my favourite classics (these books are obviously not for all lol)- in no particular order. Most of the books are in my private collection; a few of them I am yet to read. But all of them- with absolutely no exception- are recommended must-reads! **** Jane Austen: Persuasion Jane Austen: Pride &…

Wisdom from Oswald Chambers

To those who have had no agony Jesus says, “I have nothing for you; stand on your own feet, square your own shoulders. I have come for the man who knows he has a bigger handful than he can cope with, who knows there are forces he cannot touch; I will do everything for him…

Men of Wisdom: John C. Maxwell (Leadership)

John C. Maxwell  is an evangelical Christian author, speaker, and pastor who has written more than 60 books, primarily focusing on leadership. He is founder of the John C. Maxwell Company and Equip. EQUIP is a non-profit organization specializing in the development of effective international Christian leaders. It is dedicated to developing servant leaders who shoulder responsibility, meet challenges with…

Men of Wisdom: Selwyn Hughes (Marriage as God Intended III)

Who’s in charge? Q: If God has been calling men “head”, does that make them superior? A: No, in no wise! Before God man and woman stand as equals; however, with different functions. Although they are spiritually equal, they are not functionally. When the Lord presented Eve to Adam, he made it clear that she…

Men of Wisdom: Selwyn Hughes (Marriage as God Intended II)

How does God see it? “Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. So God created mankind…

Men of Wisdom: Selwyn Hughes (Marriage as God Intended)

Selwyn Hughes founded the Crusade for World Revival (CWR), a fundamentalist evangelical organisation, and wrote more than 50 books expounding the Bible and how to live a Christian life. He was described by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, as a “giant in the faith”. Hughes was particularly known for his devotional Every Day with Jesus….

Men of Wisdom: Dr. Chuck Missler (God, as Goel II)

Chapter 4: The Redemption * Boaz confronts the nearer kinsman: – He is willing to redeem the property but  – He is not willing to take Ruth to wife (The goel must assume full duties; but he cannot; so..) – He yields his shoe to relieve the obligation *Boaz steps up: – He purchases the land for Naomi, and…

Men of Wisdom: Dr. Chuck Missler (God, as Goel)

Dr. Chuck Missler travels around and teaches through his ministry, Koinonia House; remaining dedicated to create, develop and distribute materials which stimulate, encourage and facilitate serious study of the Bible as the inerrant Word of God. To find out more about his ministry, click here. It was during one of his teachings that was broadcasted on…

Men of Wisdom

There are a few men of God that I respect; and I mean.. really. These are men that inspire me, feed my hunger for knowledge, present me with solid facts, understand the truth in the Word, diligently study and analyse Scripture, and are able to present it in an inter-connected, meaningful and most importantly: practical way. These…