Big Dreams Take More Courage

A few weeks ago I was able to sit down with one of my friends Omar Periu and talk about the subject of Courage. Omar has truly lived a life of courage and would not be where he is today without it.

His story is marked with courage from the very beginning and I believe what he shares in these few minutes will inspire you and encourage you to pursue bigger dreams and have more courage in your own life.

Click here to play or click play below to hear more from Omar. You may also click here to get Omar's free eBook, "Get Fired Up."

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A Leap Of Faith

The Greek philosopher Sophocles said,

“Heaven never helps the man who will not act.”

And it’s amazing how some things have never changed. The key to success some 2500 years ago when Sophocles wrote these words is the same key that brings success in today’s world. Actions speak louder than words.

At some point, a person must stop planning, stop talking, stop thinking, and actually do something to move his life forward. In life, nothing happens until somebody pulls the trigger or presses the button, and nobody will actually do these kinds of things without the will to act and the courage that compels it.

If you have ever paid close attention, you may notice that most people will do just about anything to avoid taking action. They will talk, they will plan, they will prepare, and they will organize. They will think, they will pray, they will seek counsel, and they will do research. But too many people spend their entire lives doing anything but taking action, because they lack the courage to take that vital step. They spend their years procrastinating, because they are afraid to actually take the leap of faith.

Do you subconsciously avoid the possibility of failure by refusing to take action? Do you tell yourself that you are moving forward with your big plans for life while you know deep inside that you aren’t? God will help you in your pursuit of a noble dream, and others will help you too. But nobody will help you until you first help yourself, until you rise to the challenge and do something to actually move your life forward.


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The Courage To Hope

In the past few days, our nation has been fractured by tragic events. We have felt shock, anger, betrayal, fear, outrage, grief, and loss.

Martin Luther King, Jr. said,

"We have learned to fly the air like birds; we have learned to swim the seas like fish, and yet we have not learned to walk the earth as brothers and sisters."

We are hurting, but even in this tragedy, we are not lost.

In 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, Paul said, "We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed."

This past weekend at Hillsong Phoenix we discussed these 3 truths that we know to be true:

1. The enemy is not people. The real enemy is Satan who wants to create havoc and division among the people of our nation.

2. When we strip away the surplus words and remove the façade of social issues, our problem is fear. Fear is irrational and must be recognized and replaced with the hope and grace of God.

3. We need prayer - for our nation and for our neighbors. Prayer will drive out hate. Pray for peace, understanding, justice, humility, repentance, forgiveness, protection and that love would prevail. Pray that we will truly be "one nation, under God."

It is the Church's time to stand up and be the hope of the world that we declare we are because we have the hope for humanity...JESUS!

Click here or play below to hear a short clip from this weekend's message, or you can click here or play on the video below to watch the message in it's entirety.

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Are You Courageous?

The month of July is all about courage. It takes courage to accomplish great things. My goal for this month is to encourage you to be bold, to be brave, and to have courage in your life. This week's coaching session is a short video to help you define courage and a tool to help us start making success simple in your life.

What's an area you need courage in today? Comment below to share your thoughts with our community. We are better together.

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