Three Quotes from @BobGoff Part 4

Here are 3 more quotes from Love Does by Bob Goff:

  1. I used to think I could shape the circumstances around me, but now I know Jesus uses circumstances to shape me.
  2. I’ve learned that God sometimes allows us to find ourselves in a place where we want something so bad that we can’t see past it. Sometimes we can’t even see God because of it. When we want something that bad, it’s easy to mistake what we truly need for the thing we really want. When this sort of thing happens, and it seems to happen to everyone, I’ve found it’s because what God has for us is obscured from view, just around another bend in the road.  
  3. In the Bible, the people following God had the same problem I did. They swapped the real thing for an image of the real thing. We target the wrong thing and our misdirected life’s goal ends up looking like a girl or a wide-brimmed hat or a golden calf. All along, what God really wants for us is something much different, something more tailored to us.

Your turn… What resonates with you from these 3 quotes?

PS: Guys, come meet Bob at our MENS CONFERENCE (January 27-28, 2017).

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Three Quotes from @BobGoff Part 3

Here are 3 more quotes from Love Does by Bob Goff:

  1. I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.
  2. God doesn’t want failure to shut us down. God didn’t make it a three-strikes-and-you’re-out sort of thing. It’s more about how God helps us dust ourselves off so that we can swing for the fences again. And all of this without keeping a meticulous record of our screw-ups.  
  3. Things that go wrong can shape us or scar us. I’ve had some things go well in my life and some things not go so well, just like you. More have gone well than have gone poorly, but I’m not trying to keep score because I have a different way I measure those things now.

Your turn… What resonates with you from these 3 quotes?

PS: Guys, come meet Bob at our MENS CONFERENCE (January 27-28, 2017).

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Three Quotes from @Bob Goff Part 2

Here are 3 more quotes from Love Does by Bob Goff:

  1. I used to want to fix people, but now I just want to be with them. 
  2. …faith isn’t about knowing all of the right stuff or obeying a list of rules. It’s something more, something more costly because it involves being present and making a sacrifice.  
  3. The world can make you think that love can be picked up at a garage sale or enveloped in a Hallmark card. But the kind of love that God created and demonstrated is a costly one because it involves sacrifice and presence. 

Your turn… What resonates with you from these 3 quotes?

PS: Guys, come meet Bob at our MENS CONFERENCE (January 27-28, 2017).

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Three Quotes from @BobGoff Part 1

I’m looking forward to our upcoming Men’s ConferenceBob Goff will be back with us again for the 4th time along with Erwin McManus and Michael Jr. With that in mind the next several posts are going to highlight some quotes from his book Love Does that will encourage you to get to the “do part” of your faith:

  1. Living a life fully engaged and full of whimsy and the kind of things that love does is something most people plan to do, but along the way they just kind of forget. 
  2. …we need to stop plotting the course and instead just land the plane on our plans to make a difference by getting to the “do” part of faith.
  3. In the end, love doesn’t just keep thinking about it or keep planning for it. Simply put: love does.

Your turn… What resonates with you from these 3 quotes?

PS: Guys, come meet Bob at our MENS CONFERENCE (January 27-28, 2017).

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Three Funny Video Clips by @MichaelJrComedy

I’m looking forward to our upcoming MENS CONF at The Hills. This year our special guest will be comedian Michael Jr. Check out these 3 funny video clips:

  1. The Mall
  2. New Baby
  3. Growing Up Poor

PS: Guys, come meet Michael Jr. at our MENS CONFERENCE (January 27-28, 2017). He will do a special pre-conference session at 4pm and then be part of the main session on Friday night. Invite your friends!

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Three Resources to Help Boost Your Productivity

If you’re looking for some ways to be more productive, you’ll enjoy these books:

  • Do More Better: A Practical Guide to Productivity by Tim Challies
    In this book you will learn: common obstacles to productivity, the great purpose behind productivity, 3 essential tools for getting things done, the power of daily and weekly routines and much more, including bonus material on taming your email.
  • The 5AM Miracle: Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast by Jeff Sanders
    This book is a resource guide for high-achievers. It is for anyone who has a wild passion for life and is in search of a structured system that will hone those passions, clarify their big goals, and produce real, amazing results.
  • Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy
    This book will change your life. There just isn’t enough time for everything on our “To Do” list—and there never will be. Successful people don’t try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure they get done.

Your turn… What resources do you use to increase your productivity?

 

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Three Elements Necessary for Transformation to Happen

Dallas Willard has had an enormous impact on my life via his books and teachings (if you haven’t read The Divine Conspiracy or Renovation of the Heart yet, stop whatever it is you’re doing and start reading them today — then proceed to read everything else he has written).

One of his greatest contributions to the area of transformation is what he calls The Reliable Pattern for Change (he unpacks this in chapter 5 of Renovation of the Heart and in this article, Living a Transformed Life Adequate to Our Calling. Willard reminds us that transformation is possible but it’s not likely unless the path you’re on includes these 3 elements (he refers to them as the VIM pattern):

  1. VISION: is the clear picture of the goal you are striving to reach.
  2. INTENTION: you have to intend to do it (transformation doesn’t happen by accident).
  3. MEANS: this includes the resources available to you to help bring about the change you are pursuing.

If you are missing any of these 3 elements, transformation simply will not happen. However, if all 3 are present and properly put in place then lasting transformation is possible.

Note: What I love about this pattern is that you can apply it to any type of change or transformation you are pursuing (losing weight, learning a new language or skill, growing as a follower of Jesus). In Willard’s writings you’ll see that he primarily uses the reliable pattern of change in the context of spiritual transformation (you’ll see a clear example of this fleshed out in the article I mentioned above — it’s well worth taking a few minutes to read today).

Your turn…How have you seen or experienced this reliable pattern for change in your life?

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Three Talks by @ErwinMcManus that Everyone Should Watch

I’m excited about having Erwin McManus with us next month for MENS CONF 2017. He’s written several great books and is an extraordinary communicator. Here are 3 of his talks everyone should watch:

Your turn… What resonates with you from these messages?

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Three Quotes from The Artisan Soul by @ErwinMcManus Part 3

Here are 3 more quotes from Erwin’s book, The Artisan Soul:

Your turn… What resonates with you from these 3 quotes?

PS: Guys, come meet Erwin at our MENS CONFERENCE (January 27-28, 2017).

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Three Quotes from The Artisan Soul by @ErwinMcManus Part 2

Here are 3 more quotes from Erwin’s book, The Artisan Soul:

Your turn… What resonates with you from these 3 quotes?

PS: Guys, come meet Erwin at our MENS CONFERENCE (January 27-28, 2017).

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