Monthly Archives: March 2018

Mistakes, we all make them!

Mistakes, we all make them!

There are some mistakes you can make and sometimes get by with, but there are others that are less forgiving. My experience over the years in the world of business and ministry has taught me three mistakes you just do not want to make.

1.) Do not underestimate people

(and by the way you, are a people).
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to underestimate the value of a person based on appearance, first impressions or even performance on a given task. Given the right opportunity most people, including you, can achieve amazing things. Don’t underestimate what a little encouragement, extra training or the right incentive will do to reveal true potential in people. Get rid of your small thinking and think bigger of yourself and others.

2.) Do not try to move every rock.

Every problem that pops up in life is not there for you to dig up and move out of the way! You do not need to move every rock that gets in the way! Distractions and non-essentials will rob your productivity and resources. Some rocks have to be moved, but not every single one! Choose wisely and don’t wear yourself out moving rocks you can just go around!

3.) Do not forget to be thankful and generous.

There is a flow that is healthy. A pond has to have water coming in and water going out, otherwise, it will dry up or stagnate. The great mistake many people and businesses make is to neglect one end or the other of that essential life flow. Be thankful for the fresh intake and be generous to release an outflow to others. In the buzz of work and life, it is easy to forget to check on both ends of the life flow in your relationships, family, and business.


Fred Hughes, M. Photog.

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Courage starts with a leader!

Courage starts with a leader!

A leader simply leads the way so others can follow. A leader is one who knows the way or has the authority, wisdom and favor needed to lead. The word leader implies that you and others will be impacted by your decisions and actions. Another word for leader is sometimes father. If you are a father to children, a husband to a wife, coach to a team, you are a leader! Leaders wear lots of hats, and they are all important. Leaders are the point men; they are first to encounter difficulty along the way. They need to know someone has their backs. That requires courage and trust.
2 Chronicles 32:7 Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him:

Seeing with eyes of the Spirit and wisdom is the secret weapon of a great leader.

Knowing God is with you, and it is He who has the power and ability to truly lead the way is your greatest asset.
Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Slow down; rushing is never a good option for leadership.
Be courageous and charge forward when you know the time is right. However, rushing into action before solid ground is established will seldom produce good results.

Psalms 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
Hope is foundational for leadership. Hope is the positive side of imaginations. Every leader must learn how to operate in hope. Hope is seeing a vision, or image, of what you want before you can see it with your eyes. Faith develops when you find an affirming word that will help you stand in your hope until you see your vision with your physical eyes. Believe in your heart without doubting, and you will see hope transform into reality before your eyes.

Psalms 31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
How you think and what you believe is critical. Taking time for thinking is important. Searching for knowledge is even better, and gaining wisdom is best. None of these practices are of any value unless you believe in your heart what you have gained from them is true.

Proverbs 23:7 As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.

How are you leading?

Perhaps, how are you thinking might be a better question.

Put your mind on God’s Word, and your thinking, your hope, and your leadership will be awesome!

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