Thursday, July 21, 2011

Words with Impact

These have been my favorite words over the past few months. I'm learning every day how to include them as part of my language and my lifestyle.

Honor. I blogged about this a couple of months ago. One of the biggest ways I'm learning to show honor right now is by expressing how thankful I am to those who have added value to my life. I've learned that unexpressed gratitude often communicates ingratitude. So, in an effort to show honor, I'm opening my mouth and saying "thanks!"

Contagious. Jesus was contagious. People wanted to be around Him. Can people say the same about me?

Intentional. I want to be intentional about the same things as Jesus...prayer, community, relationships, conversations, servanthood, gentleness.

Reflection. I want my life to be a reflection of the purpose and personality of Jesus Christ. Imago Dei.

Tension. It's the essence of leadership. Living in the tension and thriving in it. Right now, I'm learning the tension in the character of God- He is a Holy God and He is an intimate God. So thankful for that tension.

Accountability. I need it. I love that I have people in my life that have permission to call me out. And they take full advantage of that whenever they can. But those same people are my biggest encouragers when I need it most.

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