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  • Marty shared from Leadership Pain: The Classroom for Growth by Samuel Chand
    in the world for our enemies. —Leon Uris When
  • Marty shared from Leadership Pain: The Classroom for Growth by Samuel Chand
    Refusing to Quit When we’re in pain we quickly notice the default setting on the human heart: run, blame, smother the hurt in busyness, or act like nothing’s wrong. To persevere, we need a vision for the future that’s bigger than our pain. We may not see it clearly, and we may not like the process of getting there, but we have to be convinced in the depths of our hearts that enduring the pain will someday be worth it. This confidence enables us to raise the threshold of pain so we can respond with courage and hope.
    Note: Good read here !
  • Marty shared from #Struggles: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World by Craig Groeschel
    Chuck Swindoll is credited with saying, “Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond.
  • Marty shared from Leadership Pain: The Classroom for Growth by Samuel Chand
    Pride shows itself in two very different forms. Superiority is the assumption that we know better than God how life should work and we’re making it happen. Inferiority is based on the same initial assumption, but with the opposite conclusion: we can’t make it
    Note: Very good take on two faces of pride
  • Marty shared from Leadership Pain: The Classroom for Growth by Samuel Chand
    At some point we need to radically reframe our concept of happiness, realistic expectations, and the purposes of God. You’ve got to learn to appreciate the lessons you learn from pain. Do
  • Marty shared from Leadership Pain: The Classroom for Growth by Samuel Chand
    One of the most powerful and lasting ways to raise your pain threshold is to accurately analyze the deeper source of our pain. Then, instead of avoiding it or managing it, you can invite God to use the pain to teach you life’s most important lessons. And you’ll be a far better leader.
    Note: Excellent thought!
  • Marty shared from Leadership Pain: The Classroom for Growth by Samuel Chand
    ourselves to great suffering, because those we most love cause us not only great joy but also great pain. The greatest pain comes from leaving. When the child leaves home, when the husband or wife leaves for a long period of time or for good, when the beloved friend departs to another country or dies . . . the pain of the leaving can tear us apart. Still, if we want to avoid the suffering of leaving, we will never experience the joy of loving. And love is stronger than fear, life stronger than death, hope stronger than despair. We have to trust that the risk of loving is always worth taking.5
    Note: This is good to read - there is no love without a risk!
  • Marty shared from Big Problems, Bigger God by Steve Smothermon
    Some of the greatest resistance to living the life you long for won’t even come from without but from within.
  • Marty shared from The Firstfruits Lifestyle: The Missing Ingredient of Harvest by Ronald Cottle, Philip Byler
    men are limited by the knowledge of their minds, the worth of thEir characters, and the principles upon which they are building their lives. —Edwin Louis Cole