Drew Powell

Great leaders provoke great discussions
May 23, 2008, 10:06 am
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Great discussions are really what fuel my soul. As much as I hate (and I mean hate) small talk, the extreme opposite is true when it comes to a good conversation. This morning our staff minus Steve (enjoy your day off bro) walked across the street to Starbucks for a good, sit down chat. Friday morning is when Robbie takes the chance to speak truth into our lives. It also helps us to know what God is showing him personally. Today Robbie asked some great questions. We dove head first into topics like peace, rest, dependency on God, finding all we need in Jesus, and so on. It was refreshing and encouraging. Robbie has a gift for starting great discussions without causing an argument (although sometimes people still get offended but thats their problem not his. A lot of people don’t like to be challenged, especially when it comes to their “theology”. Ok enough of my rant. Plus this is too long of statement for it to be in parenthesis). Arguments happen when the person initiating the talk is arrogant and acts like they have it all figured out. They’re just trying to get you to see it their way. Questions that are asked based on a desire to seek God and to know Him more is  less threatening (or at least should be, please refer to my earlier parenthesis rant) Humility is endearing and is a gateway to influence.

How often do you engage in a good conversation about things that matter? How often do you take the time to listen instead of working to be heard? Do you provoke great discussions or do you just start arguments?


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