The Bible is filled with people who intentionally hurt other people. Honestly, I don’t understand this. Why would any of us want to hurt another individual? Why would anyone want to cause grief and pain to another? It amazes
me how some people can laugh and “appear” to enjoy life while making others cry a river of tears with their
harsh and hurtful words.
In I Samuel chapter 30 we read where David was hurt and his hurt ran to the depths of his soul. What caused his grief? The Amalekites, which were the enemy of Israel, had invaded Ziklag, defeated the Israelites, and set the city on fire. As the city was burning, the Amalekites took each of the women and children into captivity.
Following these dreadful events, David and his men arrived at Ziklag only to see the fire burning their homes and to discover each of their women and children were now in enemy hands.
Every man was was so overcome with grief that verse four informs us that “David and his men wept until they had no more power to weep”. The unimaginable and inexplicable had actually happened.
Yet notice verse six. David’s grief goes to another level. Why? Because his soldiers blamed him for their loss and the crowd was seriously considering the stoning of David.
I have often wondered how this would help their situation at all. There was no word of anyone killed. So there was hope of recovering their families. Therefore, they needed David to lead them in battle to reclaim their families.
I have decided years ago that I would not allow my hurt to hurt anyone else! I mean, hasn’t there been enough hurt distributed already?
But how can I effectively and efficiently deal with my intense pain, my hurt? During my next Blog, I shall share several ways in which David was able to encourage himself in the Lord his God (verse six). This will be crucial for you to read as there will be many times in which you will need encouragement, but your friends will likewise abandon you. It will be during this precise time that you will regrettably realize, that all you have left is God. And you will learn, that God is enough!
This post was inspired by my youngest son John. I hope it provides the intended encouragement to propel you towards the achievement of your dream.
I have often said, “Don’t allow your dream to die.” Yet how easy is it to become sidetracked with “stuff”.
Today, my encouragement for you is for you to answer a most personal question: “What dream, ambition, desire do you have hidden deep within your heart?” It has been secretly begging to Resurface and have the fire and passion Rekindled.
Now that you have responded to this inner prompting, you have two choices: ” Will you Respond to, or Reject this project? Will mankind be blessed or left to guess what great things you might have accomlished in their lives?
Today, you must move from “I Wish to I Will; from merely Dreaming to Driving Daily towards your Dream”.
If you’re ready to drive, one great piece of advice is: “Reflect your dream in your daily agenda”. I normally say in my Mentoring sessions: “Failure happens, but success is planned. Success comes as a result of DOING the crucial tasks daily!
Are you ready to Plan for the accomplishment of your Passion?
I like to summarize my main truth(s) into a phrase people can remember. I want to share 3 thoughts I consider when creating such a summary.
1. The phrase must be Clear. It must accurately reflect the truth presented.
2. The phrase must be Concise. Less is more. Too many words in the phrase and it will be forgotton.
3. The phrase must be Catchy. In other words, it must be something which is easy to memorize.
For example, if you were speaking about Prayer, your summary truth might be: “You will Pray or you will Fail.” After evaluation, you may see how it achieves each the above criteria. The best part? Your truth will be remembered!
For example, if you were preaching on Biblical Forgiveness, your summary truth might be: ” A Forgiven people is to become a Forgiving people.” Again, your summary truth nailed each of the above criteria.
This is a sample of what I include in my Teacher Development Seminar.
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Whatever I honor, I WILL Produce! What have I been honoring as a Leader? What should I begin to honor? I have chosen to honor Character over Talent ; Progress over Perfection; Effort over Execution! Why these particular choices? Once you honor the right characteristics you soon receive the correct results. Be patient and allow the growth process to come to fruition.
Jim Kilgore has been a Pastor for over 20 years. He has over 25 years years as a businessman. He is married to Bonnie Kilgore. They are the parents of 6 children and 15 grandchildren. Jim is a friend of Preachers that desires to serve Churches in conducting Revival meetings; Soul-winning conferences; Leadership Seminars; and Sunday School Teacher Development meetings. Brother Kilgore can be reached for meetings and followed at: JimKilgoreministries@gmail.com JimKilgoreministries.com
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Paul told us in Philippians 3:14 -16 that we are to ” forget those things which are behind and reach forth unto those things are before.”
To simplify the principle, Author and profound Speaker, John Maxwell once said, “Yesterday ended last night.” I believe that we must set aside memories of yesterday’s performance and focus on today’s opportunities!
Yesterday affords us the opportunity of learning lessons yet may blind us to the opportunities presented by our Heavenly Father.
There is no way that you can move FORWARD if you are trapped in the PAST!
Remember, yesterday ended at midnight !