It’s Christmas. What can we learn from that first Christmas about our next great beginning? This is a special Christmas edition of the Reinventure Me podcast.
This week’s Inspire Me quote is from Luke 2:14, when the angels proclaimed to the shepherds:
“Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”
This podcast is all about finding our next great beginning. As we near the end of 2015 and start thinking about what 2016 might bring, it’s fitting to consider what lessons we might learn from Christmas, the greatest next beginning of all: when God became man.
Here’s what we can learn from that first Christmas about our next great beginning:
- It may be humble… or humbling.
- Our growth may depend on others.
- Our paths will be our own.
Quotes from the show:
- “How much do we need to have the recognition of others to feel good about the path that we’re on? … That path that we’re on might just call us to humility.” —Leary
- “Part of that humility … is you give up the demandingness of being in control.” —Leary
- “God put inside that Christ child everything that He needed in order to make that [His mission] happen. That’s true for us, as well. I believe that all of us have a gift that God has put inside of us for our own mission. And your path is yours alone. It isn’t anyone else’s.” —Leary
- “You’re the only one there is. Stop trying to be anyone else.” —Leary
- “We need to embrace what we are called to do. No one else can do that. No one else can run our race.” —Leary
- “What if God truly did design every single person with a significant divine purpose, to be just as influential as anyone else—only if you could truly tap into that and be who you are, rather than imitate someone you’re not.” —Armin
- “We don’t have a perfect life, but we have all of the resources that we need to do what pleases God with our lives. And that is enough.” —Leary
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