In both the brightest and darkest hours of my life and ministry, these friends have rejoiced with me, mourned with me, had my back, challenged me, and coached me. I’d like to think I’ve been that kind of friend to them in return. If I had to, I’d trade a thousand acquaintances for one of these true friends. True friends not only add real abundance to life, they allow us to follow God’s calling more faithfully. The reason is simple: The faithfulness of their friendship bolsters courage that might fail if we knew we would be truly alone for doing what God called us to do.
I was blessed to have spent some of this week listening to some of the smartest, wisest people in Christendom talk about leadership and walking with Christ. What they had to say was so good, I wanted to give you just four of these that really stuck with me. I’ve added some adjoining comments. 4. “Culture […]