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Defining Where You Are

You may not be where you want to be, or even where you were, but defying where you are is critical, if you plan on going anywhere. How could you lead someone anywhere, if you don’t know where you are?

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality." ~ Max de Pree

If you cannot define reality you are not a leader, and until you can, you never will be a leader.

It doesn't matter whether you lead one person, one hundred, one thousand or one hundred million.

It doesn't matter whether you are in business, in church or in politics.

Leading requires making hard choices, difficult decisions, and doing what is right, regardless of personal cost.

Hiding from the truth doesn't alter reality, it just increases the likelihood of an even greater disaster occurring.

Finally, if you have tell people you’re the leader, you’re not the leader.

Peace, roy


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Roy Johnson

Senior Pastor

Through the Eyes of Jesus

I love to see people who love others like Jesus did. Didn't matter where you came from, how long you've been gone, how much baggage you carried, or how much help you needed.  Jesus loved and loves you. He viewed everyone he met as a future, if not already a follower.

I believe Jesus had an affectionate smile, immediately inviting you into a conversation with someone who would really listen. Someone who cared with the kind of rare empathy which transcended normal humanity. People who met Jesus were profoundly impacted.

Jesus had a passion for the forgotten, the folks who no one else wanted. The people who would make most 'religious' people nervous and uncomfortable. His compassion wasn't a social position. it was a deep conviction people mattered. Jesus was going to love you, it is who he was and is.

If you come from a difficult and troubled past, you were welcomed to join him.  He didn't spend timne focused on the past, but today and tomorrow. He saw the present in light of the future. He wasn't surprised by people's shattered lives. But He didn't look the other way either.

This is who Jesus was, and is.  This is who I want to be.

As always, it's your choice. Choose wisely.

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