Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (AD 1929-1968) was a great man whom I highly respect. As the Protestant Martin Luther (AD 1483-1546), the “Father of the Reformation”, from whom Dr. King’s name is derived, he lived his life to seek God’s Truth, proclaim it, and live God’s will for his life. In his last speech before his death, Dr. King said,
“I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. So I’m happy, tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.”
It has been said that the two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you discover WHY you are born.
Inspired by great men as Martin Luther, Dr. Martin Luther King, NYT Bestselling Author, Inc. Magazine Top 20 Leadership Expert Orrin Woodward, and, ultimately, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I have been blessed with a dream. Hopefully, the reader will forgive me for borrowing some of Dr. King’s words when I say that,
“I have a dream, a dream of an America that is free again. Free of debt, free of bondage, free of sin and full of truth, God’s Truth.”
In order to do that I believe that God has called me to be an inspiring leader giving people vision for their life by leading them to The Truth (Christ) and inspiring them to pursue excellence, i.e., Christ-likeness.
Recently, Orrin suggested to read Simon Sinek’s excellent book START WITH WHY. Going through this book again reminded me of this important lesson to “start with why” and realize again what a great example Orrin Woodward is because, as Sinek states, “When you compete against everyone else, no one wants to help you. But when you compete against yourself, everyone wants to help you.”
If you have ever tried to change something about yourself and realize how hard it is, you will agree that we, like Orrin, need not attempt to change others, but, instead need “only” work hard on turning ourselves into the best version of ourselves possible. That is true leadership and I’m grateful to have living examples like Orrin and Chris who show me what is possible when you pursue such excellence.
If this has moved you, I urge you to START WITH WHY!! What is YOUR purpose? Why are you here? Why did God, the CREATOR of the entire universe, make YOU? You are not a cosmic accident, not coincidence, you are here for a reason!! Why? Join me in the “Crusade 4 Truth”…
May God Bless you on this journey,
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” -Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)