Becoming a Woman of Influence by LifeWay Women
We talk a lot about how you’re a person of influence, no matter where you are in your career or life. Take some encouragement from the LifeWay Women team as they have compiled an excellent list of encouraging quotes on your influence.
If you’re reading this, you’re a woman of influence. You’re influencing someone. Someone’s watching you, listening to you, and following you. Now that you’re totally creeped out, be reminded that we all have the power to influence around us for good, bad, or indifferent. Whether it’s your kids, coworkers, your spouse, friends, women in your Bible study, or someone else in the line at the grocery store, you have influence.
It Doesn’t Have to be Lonely at the Top by Chris Brown
Leadership can be one of the loneliest things, but does it have to be?
Have you ever felt that way? Isolated and alone in your leadership? Or maybe burned out and buried under the weight of high expectations with no one to turn to? Whether in business or ministry, the isolation of leadership can be a heavy weight to bear.
What the Bible Really Says About How to Handle Your Money by John Cortinez
John explores a few tests to evaluate how we’re handling our money in light of the Bible, the ultimate resource for money advice.
Ever since I had my world turned upside down by carefully reading the Bible on money, I’ve begun using three tests of financial maturity for myself.
A debt-free multi-millionaire can fail these tests; an indebted college student can pass. Indeed, “man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7). While it is wise to follow plans and advice that lead to “financial freedom,” it is pointless to do so without first obtaining a freedom of the heart that only comes from passing the tests below—tests that carry wisdom governing how we should relate to God and money.
Listen More, Speak Less by Jon Bloom
Despite the relative small number of words in the Bible, God has a lot to say. Are we listening? How can we listen better?
Our God is a speaking God. The Bible tells us that the universe was created by the word of God (Hebrews 11:3), and that he holds it together by the word of his power (Hebrews 1:3). That means everything we see is a word of God, and many things we don’t see, like every angel and demon, every galaxy and quark in existence. One could rightly say God speaks a lot.
8 Ways to Stop Being So Lazy by Art Rainer
Laziness. It’s something we all struggle with from time to time, but Art explores 8 ways to combat it.
God did not design us to live a life of idleness. We were designed to create, to work, to do.
But at some point, all of us find ourselves thinking, “I need to stop being so lazy.” We find ourselves not aligned with God’s design for us, and we feel it.
We feel unproductive. We feel ineffective. And, sometimes, we feel worthless. So what do we do in these moments?