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Giftings & Character

Giftings & Character

I am deeply troubled by the stories of rape and abuse in the Church, on my social media timeline. I am reminded that personal morality is man’s responsibility and those who outsource it to the “anointing” are delusional. Elisha was a child murderer...
Dangers Of Mentoring

Dangers Of Mentoring

Unless they are life coaches, therapists or very wise, many mentors cannot help their mentees to see multiple paths to their life goals. Usually, the mentors can only model what they know – their own paths and decisions. Unfortunately, those things may not be...
Time To Grow Up!

Time To Grow Up!

Three things define most adults: 1. The capacity to make decisions 2. The character to accept the consequences of decisions 3. The ability to take care of yourself Sadly, many never complete the transition from childhood to adulthood. Like the Biblical Adam, who...
Toxic Religion

Toxic Religion

Here are a few characteristics of toxic religion: 1. Lack of intellect and a non-intelligent approach to knowledge and the world around you. 2. Absence of a personal and present relationship with God. A disproportionate focus on communal comparative behaviour. 3....
Pursuit of Happiness

Pursuit of Happiness

Living in a great nation (or having money) may not make you happy. In his book, Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari does a better job of providing data points to support this, than I can. (See Chapter One, sub-section, The Right to Happiness.) What living in a great nation...
Mentor not Master

Mentor not Master

As a mentor, one thing you should have at the back of your mind is, it’s not your dream or life. Don’t stop your mentees from trying things, even if they fail. Your mentees have motivations you don’t have. They see things about their dreams that you...
What Would Happen?

What Would Happen?

When I was in University, I led a choir for a few years. One of my duties was leading Praise & Worship every now and then. During the week, I would sometimes ask God what songs to sing. He would give me a playlist of specific tunes. I discovered that any time I...
My Mind

My Mind

My mind is my greatest strength. It is also my prominent weakness. I have a compulsive personality. IQ tests say I’m gifted. Personality tests reveal I’m rare. I am constantly seeking for logic, order and meaning in things. The other day, my friend and I...
Leadership & Succession

Leadership & Succession

Output is a referendum on process. It is difficult to judge the quality of a leader outside of the quality of their followers. That’s why I’m careful about wearing the toga of leadership or applying it to others. Our results should speak instead. It...
Beyond Talent

Beyond Talent

Many talented people who are successful, have an additional character trait that produced the success. Some are disciplined. They work their way to success. Some are charismatic. They network. Some are humble. They attract help. Some are administrators. They build...