After 10 years of living in the Washington, DC area, we moved to Northwest Florida. I went from being the Executive Pastor of a 3000+ member church, to Co-Pastor of a church running just under 100.
I went from making a salary that allowed us to live and raise three children in the DC area, to working a 'tent-making' job at an insurance agency, making 40% of our household needs and watching our savings diminish each month.
But I love my life!
You see, my geography and culture may have changed, but my desire and potential to influence it haven't. I still greet each person I meet with a smile and a desire to lead them. I continue to go out of my way to inspire and influence. I still believe that one can affect people, anywhere.
And so I am developing relationships at Starbucks and State Farm, at Winn-Dixie and Walmart.
I am developing a team of leaders, pouring into them, and expecting them to pour into others.
I am doing everything I can to help others fulfill their destinies.
Why? Because I believe that is my destiny.
Question: What can you offer me that will help me to continue to be an influence to those around me? Share your thoughts below in comments.
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