Live A Model Life

It seems that there’s a model for everything. A model home, toy models, and more.

But why do we have models? It’s simple. A model is an example of something that is or could be.

This could be a model of a Vought F4U-1A from World War 2. It could be the luxury home you’ve been drooling over. Or it could be a, drumroll please, model life.

Model airplane sitting on a table

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Live A Model Life

I want you to think about the model life. What does this look like to you?

A model life could include:

  • Regularly helping others at the local church
  • Encouraging the people on your team
  • Spending copious amounts of time with your family
  • Enjoying a backpacking trip through the Appalachian Trail
  • Speaking kindly to strangers

Finding Rest

Many of you can relate to what I’m going to share today. You know you need to find rest but you don’t. Neither do I. I can struggle to find time to rest.

I think of my regular schedule. It’s a full day in the office, only to go on a run in the evenings. Or maybe it’s helping to lead the youth group on Wednesday nights. Then the weekend comes. It’s time to rest!

Oh, no… It’s not.

The weekend is full of trying to do various activities. There’s the Saturday run. Then a regular trip out of town. Then maybe a youth group event, family outing, or something else. Sunday, there’s church, perhaps a church event, and more.

My week is crammed full of activities. It’s kind of scary when I stop to think about it.

Take The Time To Breathe

Do you ever feel like there’s no time to breathe in your day? You’ve found ways to cram more and more into your daily schedule. Yet, you feel like you’re drowning now more than ever.

I’ve been there. It’s not a fun place to be.

At our old church, Pamela and I filled our days with work, church, and small activities to make sure we made the most out of our days.

Woman breathing peacefully

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There were good days. We spent copious amounts of time with students. We helped see them grow and become great adults.

The one thing we didn’t do was take time to breathe.

When you’re working a full-time job, volunteering with youth students multiple nights of the week, and trying to find downtime, it doesn’t happen. There’s no margin for rest.

Interrogation Vs. Conversation

This is a guest post by Sean Glombowski. I previously worked with Sean and stayed connected with him. When I saw his LinkedIn post about the job hunt, I knew I had to get him to share. Thankfully, he did. I’m proud to introduce you to Sean today and hope you take something away from his article.

Merriam-Webster defines Interrogation as: “a formal and systematic questioning”. They also define Conversation as: “oral exchange of sentiments, observations, opinions, or ideas”. Now that we know what the definition of each is I pose the question of, what method is best for interviewing potential candidates for a new position?

The Power Of Changing Your Mind

People are stubborn. Once they have a belief, they struggle to reimagine something new.

Now, if people are stubborn, leaders can be hard-headed and impossible to change!

Not really. However, it is how we feel sometimes.

We hold tight to our ideals. We believe we know best.

Yet, we don’t. We are not perfect. Nor are the ideals that we hold so tightly.

Today’s challenge for you is to examine what you think about and see if you need to change your mind. Why? Because there’s power in changing your mind.

The Power Of Changing Your Mind

Throughout the years, I’ve held tightly to many different beliefs. Some of these beliefs I would never change. Others, they’ve changed multiple times.

Looking back, I see there’s power in changing my mind. The changes I’ve made to what I think about and believe have been life-altering.