Friends, it’s Monday, and you know what that means… It’s time to Lighten Up! Have you ever had trouble making a decision? Sometimes having too many choices can be a good thing. I hope you enjoy hearing the story of my friend, Beth, and the relief she experienced by realizing she just needed to “pick one!”
I debated whether to share this story, but I have no choice. I have run into so many people who are struggling and wonder if there is any hope.
This is exhibit “A” that there is hope!
In this post is the unbelievable entry I wrote in my journal over ten years ago and the story of how God’s amazing grace brought me out of the valley of the shadow of death.
Reading this entry drove me to my knees thanking God for the full life I am living today.
The Challenge to live a life of integrity was obvious. But as I wrote, I knew that for many readers there was an enormous elephant standing in the room.
A question that went unaddressed.
Ken, what if my life hasn’t always been one of integrity? What if I have experienced failure? Has the sun set on my day of opportunity? Are the promised blessings forever lost? The answer is…
I watch the news. I peek behind the curtain of politics. I examine my life and the life of my friends and I am compelled to pass on this post on integrity by Rick Warren — Oct 31, 2015.
Rick’s entire original post can be found by clicking here. I encourage you to read it in its entirety. I hope it will convict and inspire you as it did me.
I have included portions of Rick’s post below so that I could embed my thoughts in response to his points. My comments are in red italics.
My own post entitled, “Day One,” will appear next Thursday. It is an essential follow up.
When I first entered the world of travel and speaking, I was giddy with the fact that I was now in control of my own life. It was such a rush knowing that I would never have to attend a board meetings or answer answer to any committees again.
I took offense when I met a friend at the airport one day and he asked me this question. “To whom are you accountable?” With a defensive pride I answered, “I am my own boss. I am accountable to no one!” Before the plane reached 30,000 ft my pride had turned to fear. And within just a few years my Lone Ranger style of living my life almost led to disaster.
Here are 4 critical reasons not to live or lead like the Lone Ranger.