November 27th Daily Leadership Message Scriptures and Quotes

A Soldier with PTSD fell into a hole and couldn’t get out. When a SNCO walked by the Soldier called out for help, but the SNCO yelled back, “Suck it up son, dig deep and drive on,” then threw him a shovel. The Soldier did as he was told and dug that hole deeper.

A Senior Officer went by and the Soldier called out for help again. The Officer told him “use the tools your SNCO has given you”, then threw him a bucket. The Soldier used the tools and he dug the hole deeper still and filled the bucket.

A psychiatrist walked by. The Soldier called, “Help! I can’t get out!” so the psychiatrist gave him some drugs and said, “Take this. It will relieve the pain and you will forget about the hole.” The Soldier said “thanks” and followed his advice, but when the pills ran out he was still in the hole.

A well-known psychologist rode by and heard the Soldier’s cries for help. He stopped and asked, “How did you get there? Were you born there? Did your parents put you there? Tell me about yourself, it will alleviate your sense of loneliness.” So the Soldier talked with him for an hour, then the psychologist had to leave, but he said he’d be back next week. The Soldier thanked him, but he was still in the hole.

Another Soldier, just like him, happened to be passing by. The Soldier with PTSD cried out, “Hey, help me. I’m stuck in this hole!” and right away the other Soldier jumped down in there with him. The Soldier with PTSD started to panic and said, “What are you doing? Now we’re both stuck down here!” But the other Soldier just smiled and replied, “It’s okay, calm down, brother. I’ve been here before….. I know how to get out.”

Most people do not discover their strengths on their own. They often get drawn into the routine of day-to-day living and simply get busy. They rarely explore their strengths or reflect on their successes or failures. That’s why it is so valuable for them to have a leader who is genuinely interested in them help them to recognize their strengths.

No matter what you’re going through, you are never alone.

Let Go Of What’s Holding You Back
If you don’t face your fears. . .they will keep growing.
If you don’t face what you perceive to be your inadequacies. . .they’ll be magnified.
If you’re wondering what people will think if you fail in your new endeavor. . .you’re worried about the wrong person.
You need to be more concerned about what God thinks than anybody else in your Life

Mark 7:8-10
“You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men.” And he said to them: “You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions!”

There comes a point. . .a time when you have to realize that what you’ve been doing is not working. . .and you need to let go. . .shake up. . .change what you’ve been doing and do something else.

#NoOneFightsAlone #LetsRoll

Daily Scripture

1 Corinthians 13:7

  • Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things

Romans 8:24-25

  • For in this hope we are saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Daily Quotes

Love chooses to believe the best about people. It gives them the benefit of the doubt. It refuses to fill in the unknowns with negative assumptions. And when our worst hopes are proven to be true, love makes every effort to deal with them and move forward. As much as possible, love focuses on the positive.

-Stephen Kendrick

Most of us make assumptions about how someone will relate to us, and they are often unfounded.

-Michele Jennae

  • Do I give people the benefit of the doubt?
  • Do I choose to believe something good about someone quicker than I believe something bad when I have the possibility of doing either?
  • Without the full evidence or the clearest picture possible, do I choose to give a favorable judgment?
  • Do I give people the benefit of the doubt?
  • Do I really think that a friend running late, someone cancelling plans, my wife not fixing Dinner, or a host of many other things, is really some plan against me?

Come on. Even I can see that is completely irrational. The truth is that all of the things that happen are for reasons other than me. It really isn’t a plot against me.
The Lord gives us the benefit of the doubt when He can see our heart and what are true intentions really are. He sees our sinful nature and still chooses to extend us grace and forgive us on a regular basis. Don’t you think it’s time we gave each other a break and cut some slack to the ones who love us? Can you imagine if we all started extending the benefit of the doubt that we would like I extended towards us? I know I am certainly going to try.
Aye! Apache!