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Sometimes folks expect others to do the primary leading. You may hear them talk critically about how someone did not come through for them when they suffered. They are probably correct, but the issue at hand needs more in-depth insight.
If the only focus is on what others did wrong through your suffering, you will take on a victim’s role, which will blind you to your responsibility before God during trying seasons. Here are three illustrations of what suffering and leadership look like in the life of Christ:
When you suffer, how do you lead yourself?
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Rick launched the Life Over Coffee global training network in 2008 to bring hope and help for you and others by creating resources that spark conversations for transformation. His primary responsibilities are resource creation and leadership development, which he does through speaking, writing, podcasting, and educating.
In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology and, in 1991, a BS in Education. In 1993, he received his ordination into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s University. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).