What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

There are times when we struggle to figure out what to do next. How do you put one foot in front of the other when you can’t even take the next step? That’s life sometimes.

We are hit with unexpected life circumstances. Your spouse decides to leave you. A child (or dog) dies. You get laid off.

Confused man sitting on the couch not knowing what to do

Photo by Nik Shuliaahin

These life circumstances make your next decision difficult. How do you continue forward after such a blow?

Life Isn’t Rosy

You’ve been hit by a bad life circumstance. Maybe you’ve experienced one of the ones I’ve already mentioned. Maybe you’ve encountered a life circumstance worse than one of those.

Whatever situation you’re currently in, it might not be so rosy. You may feel like God has abandoned you. Or your friends and family have turned their back on you.

3 Game Changing Tactics For Church Leaders

Leading in a church setting isn’t all fun and games. Being a church leader can be more stressful than any corporate job.

You’re swamped from all angles: Financial, mental, and spiritually. Church leaders must have tactics to fight back.

Know the game changing tactics for church leadership

With over 15 years of experience in being a part of church leadership, I’ve come to know a thing or two of what it’s like.

There are good days in church ministry. Then there are those days you don’t want to go back.

You feel defeated. You see the wake of church scandals. You feel the pressure to balance home life and church life. And there’s that struggle to live a Christ-like life outside of the church walls.

The good news is that there are 3 game changing tactics you can use to get back in the game.

Stop Getting Lost In The Process

We’re all trying to get somewhere or become something better.

We purchase programs that promise to make us a better person. We attend seminars that are supposed to improve our self-esteem. We watch videos that promise to show us the way.

What’s The Process?

 

The process is simple. The process is the journey we take from where we’re at to where we belong.

God has a plan for our lives. In the end, we should wind up there.

But we struggle and fight and resist the plans God has for us.

We think we KNOW where we’re headed so we push and pull and trip and fall and mess up.

We want our way in the process.

And when we want our way, we get lost.

You’re Being Pursued

Today, I am writing as a contributor to the Christian Writers Blog Chain. The theme for June is “Pursuit.” If you are a Christian author or writer, be sure to check out Christianwriters.com to network with others.

Our mailbox has been flooded with credit card offers recently. Finding two, three, or even four being delivered in a day has been the norm.

It’s annoying. We wind up throwing away so much paper, plastic, wasted postage.

But in the same breath, it’s exciting. Someone, or some company, is pursuing me.

Girl pursuing her brother

Image by Ed L.

They want my business. They want me to apply. They’ve approved me!

It all sounds so exciting. I can see how people easily fall into the trap of multiple credit cards and debt.

We all long for that pursuit. For someone to want us.

It’s a desire that has been burned into us.

Book Review: This thing of ours: How faith saved my mafia marriage

This week we take a day to celebrate love, on the 14th it will be Valentine’s Day. During this week I will be posting on a subject that I have been wanting to for awhile, relationships. First up is a book review regarding a Mafia marriage.

A dancer named Cammy meets Michael Franzese. She soon falls in love and marries Michael. Little does she know that he has ties to the mafia.

This Thing of Ours: How Faith Saved My Mafia Marriage tells this story.

Cammy Franzese recounts her experience of meeting and marrying Michael. From meeting Michael on the set of a movie where she was a dancer, to the lavish dates, to the knock on the door and the police officers that greet her, to the times Michael was behind bars serving times for crimes he committed.