Leadership Child Of God

AUDIO: 3 Simple Ways to Unlock the Power of Today

by Greg Yates | Breakthrough Leadership

There are three simple ways to unlock the power of today. Transforming simple truths into simple actions. Why is it that solutions which seem simple are NEVER EASY?

A couple of weeks ago I traveled with my wife to Mayo Clinic where her dad was having surgery. We stayed at the Hampton Inn.

When we arrived I still had half of a Starbucks americano and I knew if I could just warm it up, I’d be in heaven. I didn’t have my glasses but I began pushing buttons on the microwave in the hotel lobby. With no glasses, I had no idea how to make it go.

Finally, I asked Vicki to take a look and press the right buttons. After about ten seconds she reached behind the microwave and produced the end of the electrical cord. Duh. It wasn’t plugged in!

Keep It Simple

Have you ever struggled with something for hours KNOWING that once you found the solution it would undoubtedly be something simple? And even worse; something obvious.

Today often seems more like warfare than wonderland. I know God has a plan for my life but I’m really good at making it complicated. I am sure it will end up being simple, once I figure out what it is.

“Seize the day” is a war cry that starts with three simple steps; steps that can also become OBVIOUS and EASY once they come into focus. We already know these things but unless we “plug them in” we never have the power we need to convert today into a weapon for the future.

Have you ever felt you were missing the unique destiny you know God has for your life because it takes everything you have just to get through today?

Start with these 3 powerful steps to unlock the power of today.

STOP! DROP! And ROLL. You heard me right.

1. STOP! Quit rummaging through the past like a trash dumpster and the future like a college student doing a term paper. Stop the Merry-go-round. It’s an illusion that creates centrifugal force disguised as momentum. It’s only designed to throw you off.

2. DROP! Drop your limiting beliefs and the fear that exists when you think you’re going it alone. Dare to acknowledge your need, your fatigue and your desire to be exactly who you were created to be.

3. ROLL. Roll past the obstacles that are choking out the truth! Remember that you are a child of God and even in a world at war, God is Sovereign. Trust Him in all your plans and in every event of this day.

We are called to Hope, not vague desperation! We are called with purpose and empowered with the same power that raised Christ from the dead!   

Ephesians 1: 17-20

It’s time to “plug in” and “power up.” Unlock the POWER of today!

Add your comments to the conversation: Have you been overcomplicating things lately? What road blocks have you been allowing yourself to create lately? Post your reply below.

About Greg

Greg Yates has been a Chicago area businessman for over 30 years. He’s the author of the book, "Broken - How Being Broken Unlocked The Greatest Success of My Life". He has simultaneously owned 14 different businesses in a variety of industries; including real estate, manufacturing, payroll, and technology. Greg has also been an investor and a board member. He attended Olivet Nazarene University. He has a passion for flying. He’s had a pilot’s license for over 30 years and owned a variety of airplanes. Greg and his wife Vicki have been married over 37 years. They have a son, a daughter and seven grandchildren.

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