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The ultimate measure of a leader is where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience

A great leader, focus on helping his people succeed. The people who work for him, the people who engage with him, and the people whom he has a less contact with . I firmly believe a leadership position is not just a motto to keep or a title to hang on the wall but a real and tangibile manifestation of a leader. Great leaders failed not because they can't or won't but because their focus is on themselves alone. 

 

They are afraid that those people if and when they rose on the rank would replace or be his opponents or a complete hindrace of his goal or objective. Hypocrisy got them to believe that they are just doing it but their hands are closed and held tight. 

 

What would you expect for a leader who doesn't have any single idea of the position he handled or assumed? I agree wholeheartedly, there are countless and millions of books that are available publicly however, those are just a good references if those ideaswon't be able to apply and put into practice. One common reminder that has often used yet it is becoming just a quick and empty word without appreciating the truest meaning of it. It goes like this, walk what you preach. I would say, don't preach anything at all if you are not willing to be measured on your own words. 

 

This is quite a summary of a true leadership that embodies great strength and passion. Here's my two cents (thanks to Dr. King).

 

The ultimate measure of a leader is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others.

Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.
Vincent Manlapaz Vincent Manlapaz
Business Development Manager • Ziff Davis Company

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Recovering From Addiction

How far are you willing to go in destroying your life with an addiction?

Written by David on 28/03/2017
Series: Weekly Devotional
Tags: Repentance, Forgiveness, New Life, Restitution, Brokenness
If you have sinned, you should tell each other what you have done. Then you can pray for one another and be healed. The prayer of an innocent person is powerful, and it can help a lot.

James 5:16
The end of the line for an addicted person is a self-made prison with four walls — Terror, Confusion, Frustration and Despair. There seem to be no doors or windows, and fear fills your life as you see that you’ve embraced self-destruction of your own accord. There is no protection for what awaits you in the deepest, darkest, isolated, solitary moment of an out-of-control life of sin.

God’s Word is there to give you hope. But first there must be a "death:" “In the same way, you must think of yourselves as dead to the power of sin. But Christ Jesus has given life to you, and you live for God.” (Romans 6:11) This is because the hope is not found in yourself: “I know that my selfish desires won’t let me do anything that is good. Even when I want to do right, I cannot.” (Romans 7:18)

Apathy Gives the Enemy Power
Do you spend a daily time with the Lord? Make it a daily quest in your life. Many days I falter in this goal to be in the presence of the Lord through His Word. But I know that my mind, left to itself, will wander to a place of apathy. And I know where this leads: shame, anxiety and destruction. This is what the Bible calls evidence of the "natural man:" a sinful nature seeded in our heart. “More than anything else, a person's mind is evil and cannot be healed. No one truly understands it.” (Jeremiah 17:9)

Where are You Looking for Your Fulfillment?
King David allowed his own heart to wander. It threw him into the four-walled prison: Terror, Confusion, Frustration and Despair. “In the spring, when the kings normally went out to war, David sent out Joab, his servants, and all the Israelites. They destroyed the Ammonites and attacked the city of Rabbah. But David stayed in Jerusalem. One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of his palace. While he was on the roof, he saw a woman bathing. She was very beautiful.” (2 Samuel 11:1-2) King David should have been fighting alongside his men as other kings went out to war. Instead, he stayed behind, allowing his eyes and mind to wander and looking at the beautiful Bathsheba. He fixed his eyes and didn’t turn away. Acting against God’s will according to his own desires resulted in an unexpected sequence of events. His sinful thoughts and pattern of behavior led to a terrible outcome.

Hope is Found in Brokenness Before God
God searches the heart to find what is good in us. The good is what He has planted. It is a seed that yearns to have a true, authentic relationship with Him. You must have a broken spirit, as David eventually expressed: "I know about my sins, and I cannot forget my terrible guilt. You are really the one I have sinned against; I have disobeyed you and have done wrong. So it is right and fair for you to correct and punish me." (Psalm 51)

And Once You Have Confessed and Received His Restoration…
Focus on what is hopeful and favorable. “Finally, my friends, keep your minds on whatever is true, pure, right, holy, friendly, and proper. Don’t ever stop thinking about what is truly worthwhile and worthy of praise.” (Philippians 4:8) True faith continues to take God at His word. “If we are not faithful, he will still be faithful. Christ cannot deny who he is.” (2 Timothy 2:13)

This is the turning point of our conversion: repentance, total acceptance and submission to Him through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit living in us. In spite of this, it’s possible to wander in dissatisfaction, looking to fulfill our lives with worldly pleasures and worthless things. When we do this, we can quickly be distracted from God. Losing our perspective about what is important leaves us with emptiness. So the temporary pleasure ends with shame and self-destructive despair. It’s like falling on the sword of our own actions and desires.

The Path of Restoration for a Broken, Sinful Life
God is the answer for the broken hearted and sinful man. Addiction may have taken you to a place of desperation and even complete destruction of some things in your life. Remember that God is much bigger than any "hopeless" situation. Yet there has to be a complete turnaround. You must confess. Admit your sinful habits. Complete confession means confronting your ways from the moment they led you away from God all the way to the end. You need true, transparent, genuine repentance. God will forgive your sin if you confess. (1 John 1:7-10)

Pray this week:

Lord, keep me safe from the sinful ways of my heart. Fill my heart and mind with your thoughts and keep me in the path of righteousness. Create in me a pure heart and make my spirit right again. Amen

Your story could be complicated, like that of Zacchaeus. (Luke 19:1-10)

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Does Faith Help an Entrepreneur?

Being a devout Christian and being an entrepreneur aren't usually found in the same sentence. I've seen articles and heard people even say that the two don't go well together, saying one is progressive while one is degressive. However, in my opinion this couldn't be further from the truth.

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge believer in the saying, "manifest your dreams." I believe that if you have a deep passion for the work you are doing and become willing to do whatever it takes then you can accomplish just about anything. It may sound cliché, but this is the exact moment where I see God fit in many lives. 

You see, the biggest part of manifestation is truly when someone spends hours on a daily basis dreaming about what they plan on creating. When someone deeply envisions something they begin to grow a passion for it. Passion leads to hard work. Hard work leads to success. Christians who are empathetic, observant, and live to help others (as we were called to do and be) usually are easily able to pinpoint problems in society. These problems are where business ideas stem from, as the next step is finding a solution. I'm not saying these traits are only found in believers, I'm just saying that we have been taught these for the majority of our lives.

When I start a new project, no matter the size, I spend a quick moment talking to our Lord and Savior. I pray to him asking for a clear and creative mind, success in my endeavors, and the ability to do his work with my hands. I lift my project to him, and allow him to take over. Immediately after this I feel renewed, fresh, and as if I have a clear brain. This allows for my brainstorming to now take place.

Generally, when brainstorming, a lot of my ideas are risky. I can't tell you how many times my parents, family and friends have called me crazy and I definitely can't tell you how many times I was told by teachers and classmates that I screwed my self over by picking too hard of a topic. What I can tell you though, is that I do not regret any of those choices. "A man who does not leave his comfort zone never grows," is one of my favorite quotes. That mindset combined with the confidence that if I fail I will be saved and put back on the right track by God allows me to take risks without the constant worry of failure.

It has actually led me to believe that more Christians should be out there building new things.

Building on my former point, I believe there is nothing more important in life than worshiping the higher being who has given us this universe. I tend to view myself as someone who worships through my work and because of this I refused to do "useless topics" in class but rather picked some of the most challenging and controversial. I also refuse to live a stereotypical lifestyle because I believe I wasn't born a stereotypical person. I was made in the eyes of God, not the eyes of the institutions and government who continuously push me to go to college just to find a job with benefits (nothing wrong with either, just not my calling). Instead, I would rather go do something that can change the world we were given for the better. My faith is partially responsible for my passion for entrepreneurship because I feel like we as people all possess the ability to do something amazing and this is the canvas which I can excel at doing so with.

"With God, all things are possible." If you grew up in a conservative Christian household you've probably heard this near a million times at this point in your life. But hey, I can not think of a better way to end this article. With God it's very true that all things, within the morals and guidelines he has given us, are possible. I don't have much to add on to this statement besides my promise that this is true. I have witnessed his miracles many times, I have witnessed him turn dreams into reality, and I have witnessed him turn nightmares into fantasies. Give him your business or whatever you're working on, do his work through it, and in that moment you'll start to see success like never before. God promised to provide for you, and provide he will.

 

About the Author: Jeremiah Northcutt is a dreamer who is currently an enrolled Business Administration major at Gordon College. He has recently started a new company named Jueko Imports, LLC which has set out to help the Wildlife Conservation Society save the endangered animals of our planet by donating $50 for every 50 sales. Jeremiah has experience in E-Commerce, social media marketing, and sales. 

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