30 Days of Writing

My mini-challenge is done. At least one blog post every day throughout September. I hope you’ve enjoyed the journey and maybe even some of what I’ve said.

I have a real desire to write. Not sure how good I am but this is the place of practice. Whether anyone reads or not is actually irrelevant. I have learnt that first you must write for yourself. It becomes a sort of personal journal of thoughts. Then the themes come, the focus for your writing.

When I look back over all that I have written, this is where my heart is – leadership and walking with God, ‘leading well in life’. Myself first, then others. After all, if I can’t lead myself well who would want to follow me.

So the journey continues. These will be my focus for the future:

Keep on walking with God.
Keep up with the learning.
Keep reading all variety of books.
Unpacking my Bible.
Helping others to do the same.

What will your focus be?

Obvious Truth: Jesus is THE MAN

Reading through the gospels at the moment and I know I shouldn’t be but I am just astounded at how absolutely incredible Jesus really was. His capacity to do stuff was immense.

Marvelling at the pace Jesus did life at. Everyday was filled with so much. Usually unplanned, unexpected and unusual. Is it just me but Jesus seemed to have no two days the same. I realise it’s not an exact timeline for his 3 years of ministry but WOW! So much going on. Things coming at him from every conceivable direction.

So many demands on him.
So many people wanting a piece of him.
So many questions from all different types of people.
So many opportunities.
So many choices.

Yet amidst it all he still had time to teach. He still managed to stay on course. He still maintained times of quietness and stillness which I guess are what maintained him. He still had compassion for people. He never tired of helping. He always spoke with clarity and purpose. There were not many empty words that he spoke, he wasn’t frivolous in his actions, thoughts or words. Instructing, challenging, rebuking.

His ability to answer questions is just incredible. Knowing that many times the questions were loaded, an attempt to catch him out and trap him, yet his thought processes were always sharp, ready, never dull.

My life is nowhere near that pace and I so easily become careless, thoughtless and useless. I probably miss out on so many opportunities because I’m not alive enough to what is going on around me. Maybe I’m to inward looking while Jesus was always outward looking. That’s not to be to down on myself but when you reflect your life on Jesus the shortcomings always seem so much more obvious.

I realise I’m talking about the SON OF GOD here but nonetheless…what a role model…what an inspiration…what a challenge…
…to not get distracted or frustrated or exasperated with people
…to live life on purpose
…to be centred around the needs of others rather than my own
…and so much more!!!

Interesting though? Do you agree?