As a man of faith, I believe God can change our lives for the better. Through Him we receive the ability to persevere and have hope for a better tomorrow.

In 2 Chairs: The Secret That Changes Everything, Bob Beaudine’s latest book, Bob shares 3 questions that will disrupt our lives. I believe these 3 questions can also change your leadership.

2 Chairs and 3 questions to change your life

The 3 Questions That Will Change Everything

The premise behind 2 Chairs is that we need to spend time conversing, not just talking TO, God. By using 2 chairs we will have a visual representation of our conversation with God.

This is an amazing premise. Yet, I love what Bob’s mother shared with him at one point in his life.

What were those questions?

1. Does God know your situation?

2. Is it too hard for Him to handle?

Today’s guest on the Answers From Leadership podcast is David Abraham. David is a revivalist who desires nothing more than to see a generation encounter the tangible presence of God! David believes that one encounter with Jesus can change the destiny of a person, a country or a generation forever!

David and his wife Rebecca are founders of Revive, an evangelistic ministry with a prophetic declaration to incite God-encounters in the lives of individuals and churches around the world. Out of this, they’ve started“NOW” (, encounter-based events on secular university campuses in which students are invited to encounter God!

Do you know how to ignite the passion of those you lead?

Having grown up in the church, David is passionate in helping people become free from the culture of religion and “churchianity” so they can truly live in the Father’s love and affirmation; in turn, live out their God-given identity. David has worked Pastor William McDowell and his team to help launch Deeper Fellowship Church in Orlando, FL and at the end of 2015, David and Rebecca were named in Charisma Magazine’s “rising voices under 40” article.

On my recent trip to Atlanta for the Catalyst Conference, I had the pleasure to tour the headquarters of Chick-Fil-A.

To say it was a humbling experience would be putting it mildly.

Visiting Chick-Fil-A headquarters was awesome!

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I was informed that my wife and I, along with Paul Sohn, would be able to visit Chick-Fil-A headquarters.

Chick-Fil-A has a corporate culture that will astound you. Much like their restaurants, the employees at Chick-Fil-A headquarters want to serve you.

And that’s where I want to begin sharing the leadership lessons learned from a visit to Chick-Fil-A .

What Chick-Fil-A Headquarters Taught Me About Leadership

Signs displaying Chick-Fil-A headquarters values

1. Serve others with a smile:

If you’ve ever been to a Chick-Fil-A restaurant, you know the restaurant staff has been trained to serve their patrons. Everything they do exudes that fact.

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Catalyst conference in Atalanta, Georga. Catalyst is a gathering of church leaders who want to grow their skills and abilities.

At Catalyst, you’re also challenged to grow in more than skills. You’re invited into tough questions. And that’s what this year’s Catalyst conference was all about.

Catalyst Atlanta 2016 Recap

Image courtesy of Catalyst

There’s been a lot of division within the body of the church. So, Catalyst called a family meeting.

The conference touched on issues from race to how we treat our brothers and sisters to handling money well. They covered a lot in the 2 day conference.

Catalyst Atlanta 2016 Recap

I was thrilled to be a part of Catalyst in that I was able to live blog the event. Sharing the content that was presented at Catalyst is a great honor and I hope you enjoyed what they put together.

I have a problem I’ll reluctantly reveal to you. My secret is an ugly one. It’s also one many other people have.

My name is Joseph and I like to please people.

We become monsters when we become people pleasers

On the surface, people pleasing seems like a great thing. We’re able to make people happy. We’re able to help people get work done. We may even be able to make someone else’s life easier.

Those are all great things.

However, we have to be careful. People pleasing can go too far.

When People Pleasing Makes A Monster

I’ve been in situations where I’ve become a monster because of trying to please other people.

My attitude changed. I became cranky. I snapped at others. I had thoughts that I was a failure.

All the while people were being helped. Students in the youth group were being fed. Church congregants were being greeted and made to feel welcome. Work was being done.