I always thought like a starter, and prepared myself like a starter, although more often than not I was on the sidelines. When I was on the sidelines I understood I was a backup, but the minute I was in the game, I became the starter. In the same way, everyone is a leader because everyone has an influence on some other person. You must always operate under the impression that your actions will influence another.
“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” The Lord answered, “I will be with you…”
Consider Gideon and his status. Who saw him more accurately, Gideon or God?
Do you fall into the rut of focusing on shortcomings and forget to notice, highlight, and recall the best things? How could you change?
Discover 36 Nuggets of Wisdom on how you can serve others rather than focus on your own insecurities in chapter 8 of Facing the Blitz.
All of us feel like second string in an area of our life – remind a few friends they are the starter to someone. Pass it on.
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