To Pioneer…You Can Go Back


Pioneers are all about moving forward. They are only focused on leaving the old and embracing new things.

Yes. I agree. But I also disagree.

Friends of mine recently moved from one place to go back to where they lived before. I imagine people asking them why were they going back and asking it in such a way that it comes across as negative.

But going back doesn’t have to be negative. In the same way that an arrow is pulled back to be launched, going back can be he same for us.


We can pioneer by going back to the old, to embrace doing things in a new way. That’s what some of my friends are doing and they are pioneering a new path for themselves and their family.

Hope you’ve enjoyed these pioneer posts. Let me know what you think.

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To Pioneer…

Do Something Ordinary

Commit to the Journey

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To Pioneer…Do Something Ordinary


Following on from yesterday two more thoughts in regard to pioneering. 

Do we really need to do something crazy, epic or extraordinary? I don’t think so. That’s quite a challenge and maybe out of reach for most of us.

I’m more of an advocate for just doing something. 

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. [‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:1 MSG‬‬]

Maybe it’s more about just doing something simple, small and normal. Taking what you have and putting it to use. Just making the most of an opportunity in from of you is probably a good place to start. 

Love your neighbour – cut their grass, put the bin away

Invite someone to church

Be a good friend

Encourage someone



To Pioneer…

Two alternative thoughts each day this week about pioneering from my message this Sunday. Just a different way to think. 


If we way this then maybe we make pioneering too exclusive. What have others never done that we could do? That may be the excuse we are looking for to not even bother trying. 

Yet one definition of pioneering is to be someone who takes the LED and therefore becomes an example. This means that we don’t have to find a brand new something that others haven’t done. 


Just do something YOU haven’t done before. 

For example, my church, Xcel are about to officially become 1 church in 4 locations, with Xcel Bangalore launching on Sunday 28th August.

We are not the first church to launch another location. Does that mean we are not pioneering? Of course not. We are the evidence of the second statement and pioneering by doing something we have never done before. 

What could you do that you have not done?