This video was filmed for the Alberta/NWT Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Minister’s Gathering last week. I was happy to share about David Demchuk, a godly man who has left a legacy of leadership in my life. He mentored me in my early years of ministry, and his wisdom still rings in my ears as I pastor today.
Thank you Dave!
Who has left a legacy in your life?
My buttons were popping with pride and I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. I was sitting in the front row, and on the platform at our church was my wife Melissa speaking to a gathering of about 150 people. Our roles were reversed from the normal routine of me at the microphone and she in the shadows. Her topic? The yo-yo journey she has been on with a severe anxiety disorder.
It’s easy to get stuck in a cycle of mediocrity. Even the world’s best and most experienced leaders have to change their leadership style and poor personal habits to stay fresh and relevant. I have seen a real-life example this year in John Tortorella, one of the NHL’s most controversial and polarizing coaches.
There is something special about a fresh start, blank slate (what is a slate?), or cleaned desk.
The weight of ‘once was’ is behind us and the potential of ‘what could be’ awaits us. Humans are creative, and we naturally want to better ourselves. That’s why we make New Year’s resolutions each year, either informally in casual conversation, or sketched out in detail in a Moleskine notebook (the way I roll). Here’s my take on fresh starts.
Every day is new.
There are very few sure-fire ways that you can guarantee to improve your life and leadership. But believe me when I say that these two words will be the high-octane fuel you need to go further, faster. These words? Thank you.
I know, you wonder how I can be so naïve to think that a simple “thank you” will be the key to personal transformation? But it is! Hear me out!