The Faithful Pacesetters

Learning leadership from those who led in the Bible

When In Doubt…

Bible Character: Zechariah (Father of John the Baptist)

And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their proper time.  Luke 1:20 NIV

God promised him a son, to be born to his wife Elizabeth, but Zechariah did not believe.  Many of us would have done the same thing; not having the confidence to believe.

What gets in our way of believing we can accomplish the extraordinary?

Believe What We Think

Zechariah had prayed that his wife would bear a child, and then when God told Zechariah she was pregnant…he did not believe it.  Doesn’t the same thing happen to us?  We have great thoughts, dreams, and goals, but sometimes don’t really trust that our conditions will change.  We Doubt!

You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” –Michael Jordan

If you had the privilege to watch Michael Jordan play basketball you know that he was gifted, but beyond that, he had high expectations for himself, and he worked hard to accomplish his goals.


Let’s face it…often we need help.  God needed to create Elizabeth’s pregnancy, she was an older woman.  Often our goals cannot be reached without the assistance of others.  Surround yourself with the right people; a community that shares common values and continually builds you up.

Get it done…The right way

Most great things in this world are earned.  We often fantasize about this instant success that we desire, and when we run into resistance, we falter.  Keep an internal compass so that you don’t go in the wrong direction and move away from the positive course that leads to success.


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