Monday, February 9, 2009


"Success is an intoxicant, seldom does being intoxicated lead to further success"

I have long been a Fan of Walt Disney, he was a creative genius. His ability to get others on board with his level of creativity to build great things, was his legacy. He left behind a company that still strives to meet his expectations even though he has been dead for 40 years. He saw much success in his life, but he was always willing to wager all he had done already, on what he was doing next. He easily could have been satisfied at any point in his life, with what he had created, yet he wasn't. He could have went into protection mode, living from any given success for lifetime, but he chose to strive to create something better. Success in whatever we do is usually just saying we have lived up to or surpassed someone elses barometer. It is said "someone sets the bar, everyone else tries to live up to it". As Christians I don't believe we should ever be OK living up to someone elses bar. We are children of the Almighty King, the creator of those who create. He gives us all we need to do anything for Him that can be dreamed, all we need to do is ask. So many believe that God has given us vision in order to work towards and then finish a task and that finish, becomes success. I believe we are given vision so we can strive towards a goal so lofty only God can see it through and in the process our walk with Him grows in way not possible otherwise. So we should always be striving towards something for Him so we can grow. That is success... growth in our relationship with God. So as leaders we should always be leading those around us to a place of growth, this means that we must also be in that place. Let's not be intoxicated by a thing we achieve, but by the growth that happens as we creatively work out Gods plan for our lives.


Saturday, February 7, 2009


"If I have seen further than others it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants" 
-Issac Newton

I am accused often of being visionary...DJ was asked last night by a visiting group of Bible school students at Camp Daniel, about his disability. He talked all about his legs and their problems. He never mentioned he was blind. He does not belive his blindness is his disability. In fact, Pastor John asked him if he would be able to see when he got to heaven, and he was unsure if he would be able to. Maybe, he thought, everyone would be blind like him! He sees through eyes that do not see, He sees things that are eternal. My own vision limits what I see, because what I see is not eternal. Tell me who is visionary???