building a sustainable life.

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When We Join Together in Prayer Being able to talk with God through prayer is such an extraordinary gift, which we can share with others. In order to experience and develop a rich prayer life, engage with others, as confirmed in Jesus’ words: “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them” – Matthew

Strengthen and Build Your Prayer Life

November 11, 2021
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Build a Strong Foundation Building a relationship with God on the basis of feeling obligated isn’t wrong, but if it is the sole motivator then it’s not sustainable for a healthy lifestyle. It’s like reading the Bible—I do this because I want to spend time with God, not because of duty. Sometimes religious duty can bring a sense of dullness

Your Relationship with God is Not an Obligation

November 4, 2021
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To Hear God In order to connect with God on a regular basis we need to position ourselves to hear and accept his words. We often assume this means dedicating time for prayer once a day and reading the Bible. Yes, this is the place to begin—quietly praying and reading. But there are other helpful things we can do to

How Strong is your Connection with God?

October 28, 2021
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Who am I in Christ? While recovering from burnout, I discovered that the picture I had of myself was different from God’s picture. I didn’t realise that my outlook was so distorted compared to God’s view. With this, I wanted to start seeing myself as God did. So, I went back to this Bible verse: 1 John 3:1 “See what

Discovering my identity in God’s Eyes

October 21, 2021
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We have some exciting news at Verve Lead! Teaming up with Dr Bob Logan of Logan Leadership, and Dr Chuck Ridley, Professor of Counseling Psychology at Texas A&M University, we developed the Healthy Christian leader profile. We have put a lot of work into creating a tool that leaders can use to gain more self-awareness and develop self-reflection. Self-awareness and

Snapshot of a Healthy Christian Leader

October 14, 2021
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Bible hero experienced burnout Did you know that even Biblical prophets experienced burnout? The prophet Elijah suffered some very serious burnout after Jezebel had him chased into the wilderness. Alone and fearing for his life, Elijah found a cave to hide in. He was dissatisfied with his work and depressed. Elijah wasn’t doing anything wrong and he wasn’t being idle.

Burnout in the Bible

June 3, 2021
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What makes you lose focus? If we know and understand our assignment (read this) then the best thing we can do is to stay focused on completing it. But as humans, we know that we are easily distracted and fickle at least sometimes! So what is it that gets in the way of your success? What makes you lose focus?

The Distraction of Comparison

May 27, 2021
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Distraction of comparison In the last post, we looked at how to find and understand our purpose, or our life’s assignment. However, even once we understand our assignment, we can get distracted. One of the largest distractions is a comparison to those around us. As we all have been called to different assignments, the journey and result will look different

Keeping focused on your purpose

May 20, 2021
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“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain One benchmark of a healthy Christian leader is that he or she lives with purpose. We all have a big assignment in our lives; something we feel called to do or be. Sometimes, it can take us

Three voices that define purpose

May 13, 2021