Like the writer of Hebrews, we can receive inspiration, wisdom, and empowerment from those who have gone before us.
Our race has an internal impact.
One person can make a difference.
Living a life of integrity and obedience to God always has the potential to positively impact others.
The closest to you benefit most when you do what’s right.
When you serve people or influence them positively-and encourage them to pass along to others what they have received-you create a chain of impact that can outlive you.
God is always looking for someone to stand in the gap for him, and he desires to partner with people who love him.
You’re never too old-or two young-to make a difference for God.
Don’t allow the words “It’s never been done” to prevent you from doing what God asks.
No places out of place when you’re in God’s place.
Courage and initiative come when you understand your purpose in life.
In every age there comes a time when a leader must come forward to meet the needs of the hour.
For a period of time, you may not understand God’s planning and purpose for your life.
Dreams are conceived long before they are achieved.
Don’t give up on your dream even if you didn’t start off well.
Just because things don’t go as planned, that’s no reason to give up.
Don’t give up on your dream even if it takes a long time to realize it.
God is always with you.
God has in mind for us more than we can imagine. He is the giver of every good and perfect gift, and the fulfiller of every dream he gives.
Live in the Faith zone, not the Safe zone.
Each person’s life is written in risk-the ones taken and the ones avoided.
Sad is the day when a person becomes absolutely satisfied with the life he is living, the thoughts he is thinking, the deeds he is doing-when there forever ceases to beat the door of his soul a desire to do something greater for God.
The safe zones rob us of our greatest moments and memories.
20 years from now, you will be more disappointed by the risk you didn’t take them by the ones you did. Defeat tomorrow’s regret by moving forward and getting into the Faith zone today.
Give generously to others.
Go the extra mile.
It’s easy for people to talk about the great and generous things they intend to do in the future. But if they are not being generous with what they have now, then it is unlikely that they will suddenly change in the future.
Extra blessings result from extra effort.
A lifestyle of generous giving will outlive you here on earth and in eternity.
Abraham had learned the secret of walking with God: trust and obey.
Perfection is not a prerequisite for God to begin his work in our lives.
When you walk with God, your character becomes more like God’s.
No problem is too big when you have help.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
Too often we are tempted to either carry the entire load ourselves or give everything to God and do nothing.
The God of heaven himself will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build.
Nehemiah’s increased awareness of God‘s blessing was a direct result of his continued obedience.
Motion always creates friction.
Don’t let insecurity or ego or fear make you tried to go it alone. In God‘s kingdom, there are people ready to help you at the right time, in the right way-people you don’t even know yet.
One small act can make a big difference.
Instead of being discouraged by what she couldn’t do, she did what she could do.
People always pay more attention to how you live then to what you say.
You can overcome the limitations others put on you.
David’s brother saw him as nothing more than errand boy, but he was really a man with a mission.
You can easily determine the caliber of a person by the amount of opposition it takes to discourage him or her.
God will never hold you accountable for gifts you don’t have or responsibilities he hasn’t given you. He wants you to be yourself.
Strengthen a leader and save a nation.
People seem to have forgotten what it means to serve others or exhibit true loyalty.
Often our personal ambition clouds God‘s direction for our lives.
Every time you encounter people with potential, you must make a choice. You can either hurt them or help them.
You don’t have to be on the front lines to share in the rewards or to make a great impact.
You need not to wait until you’re sitting among us to cheer on your fellow runners. Empower others as you need them along the way. Pick them up when they fall, help them to run better, and pass along what we have taught you.