I’m Stuck in a Job I Hate. What Now? by Sarah Hahn
What if you want to quit your job? God might want you to learn some other lessons too.
Working in that office sucked the life out of me. There was nothing pleasant about sitting for 8 hours straight while I stared at a computer screen. Likewise, maybe you don’t like your work environment or the tasks that you’re assigned.
But if you always do what you like, how will you learn what it means to persevere? In that office, I learned to press on during difficult times. I learned to not quit whenever something became uninteresting. I learned to work harder and to trust in God more.
Is it Love If I Don’t Feel It? by John Piper
Is love love even when I don’t want to or feel like it? John shares more from a biblical perspective.
The duty of love always includes more than willpower behavior. It includes the gladness in God that overflows in the hope of including others in it. When the behavior and the gladness are both there, the duty is being performed. And when the gladness is not there and we confess it and repent and pray for forgiveness and act in hope that God will restore it, that, too, is our duty.
9 Tips for Creating a Habit of Prayer by Val Marie
If you need some practical tips to help you develop a habit of prayer, this is a great read.
1. RECOGNIZE YOUR NEED FOR HIM.
I’ll get to the more practical tips in a second but first and foremost, if we think we can do our daily lives just fine without Him, we will only call out to Him for the really tough stuff. When we start to see how desperately dependent we are on Him for every little aspect of life, we start talking. You will find yourself praying for strength to get through a meeting or just through the morning before nap time.
Leader: Are You Refusing or Receiving Accountability? by Eric Geiger
Accountability is so important for leaders, but are you refusing it? This is a great heart check from Eric.
Some leaders long for accountability while others seem to shun it. We all need accountability. We all need someone to care for our souls, to remind us of our commitments, and to help us evaluate our development and decisions. Wise leaders receive accountability while foolish leaders refuse it. By receiving or refusing accountability, leaders are receiving or refusing care, development, and the ability to make adjustments. So when you consider your appetite for accountability, here are four questions to ask yourself:
Words Matter by Alla Joy
We talk a lot about the importance of what our words and Alla shares about teaching her children this principle.
I’m teaching the importance of words. I hope my kids learn this. But first I have to learn it myself and these lessons are hard learned.
The things we speak to each other frame the content of our lives. The things we speak to ourselves determine what we believe.