On Having Core Values

My friend, Wayne Pederson (www.hcjb.org), just sent me this note:

“I have this little list I’m working on.  It represents the qualities or core values I desire to be true and consistent in my life.  Mind you, I haven’t mastered these.  They’re on the list because I’m working on them:

1.  AUTHENTICITY:  No faking it.  To be true and authentic inside and out.

2.  HUMILITY:  Nothing’s as obnozious as arrogance.  Humility is one of the most winsome traits a leader can have.

3.  GRACE: God has shown me tons of grace.  I need to cut some grace to those around me.

4.  FOCUS:  It’s easy to get distracted with mobile devices, internet, trivia.  I need to keep the main thing, front and center.  No multi-tasking.

5.  MEASURED PACE:  Rapid running from one thing to another is unproductive and unhealthy.

Matthew 11:28-30  (The Message)

“Are you tired?  Worn out?  Burned out on religion?  Come to me.  Get away with me and you’ll recover your life.  I’ll show you how to take a real rest.  Walk with me and work with me – watch how i do it.  Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.  I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.  Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

 

Ron Cline, USA 2012

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