Authenticity is essential to fulfilling your destiny. If you aren’t being real with yourself, if you’re just living a facade, do you think you will ever truly reach your full potential?
A gift can come in many different forms. When people talk about giving, the immediate inclination is to think of material possessions or a monetary value. However, some of the most generous gifts have nothing to do with money. Good business leaders are giving of their time, advice, and encouragement, and give the gift of empowerment to faithful workers who show aptitude.
The time to make a difficult decision often comes along when we least expect it.
Temptations, ethical dilemmas, and unforeseen fallouts in relationships have a tendency to spring up and confront people when they aren’t properly prepared to respond to them. A bad decision can leave a long-lasting impact on your life, and if you use poor judgement during a crisis, you can lose everything you’ve worked for.
Have you ever asked for something and been told no? What was your response? Did you ask why? Did you rethink your approach and try asking a different way or did you come up with a plan to get a yes? Or did you just give up?
Luke 18:1-8 tells a parable about a widow who was treated wrongly by an adversary and would not give up in seeking justice. A judge had ignored her pleas several times, but eventually, due to her persistence, the judge listened to her and rectified the situation. Jesus tells this story in order to convey to His disciples the importance of not giving up on something when you don’t get the answer you’re looking for right away. He tells us to “always pray and not give up.”