What Do You Do If Core Values Conflict?

How to Show Truth and Mercy in Leading Your Team

It’s important to have core values of truth and mercy. Living those values will bring about a godly culture in your home or workplace. But how does that work practically? Are there situations when those core values conflict?

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God calls you to stand for truth, but also to exemplify mercy (Micah 6:8). And He does not want you to choose one over the other.

Here’s a scriptural perspective of how truth and mercy work together, to demonstrate you do not have to have these core values conflict.

How You Can Survive and Thrive in Constant Change

Three Ways to Prepare Yourself for an Uncertain Job Market

Change is here to stay. And not just change, but constant change. You can count on turbulence in your career. But how do you survive and thrive in the midst of an uncertain job market?

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First things first: The God of the Bible is still God today. He has not abandoned you nor forsaken you (Deuteronomy 31:8). Do not let the circumstances you see in the job market tell you otherwise.

As you go through constant change, here are three ways you can prepare yourself for uncertainty in the job market.

Why It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again

And How You Can Begin Again Too

It’s great if you can discover what you were called to do when you are young. But most people don’t discover what they’re supposed to do until later in life. But that’s okay. Because it’s never too late to begin again.

Why It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again

Life is a journey, not a destination. It’s not about finding your calling. It’s about pursuing your calling once you find it. It’s not up to you when you will discover your purpose in life. The key is to be willing to take the next step when God reveals the next clue.

Here are three examples from Scripture of people who did not discover who they were until later in life. But they still were able to begin again. Because it’s never too late.

Three Lies to Never Tell Yourself

God created you and you are His workmanship—and He has work He wants you to do (Ephesians 2:10). God would not call you to do something and not come through. So don’t limit yourself by telling yourself lies.

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When you are limiting yourself, you are listening more to the enemy of your soul than to God. God is not impressed with the lies you tell yourself, even if they sound holy.

To identify where you may be limiting yourself, here are three lies you should never tell yourself.

How Much Do You Show Your Faith?

In your everyday life, how much do you show your faith? Is your faith evidenced by what you do each day? Or do you show your faith only on Sundays?

Show Your Faith

I’m not asking if you preach the Gospel from the street corner every day. I’m asking if your everyday actions are intentionally a result of your faith.

James says that faith without works is dead faith (James 2:20). James also says that he shows his faith by his works (James 2:18). Here’s how Scripture can help you consider your ways to see how much you show your faith.

What Is the Fruit of Your Thoughts?

Whatever your mind focuses on will be manifested in your life. Because you will get the fruit of your thoughts (Jeremiah 6:19).

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Your core beliefs will come out in your words and deeds (Matthew 15:18; Luke 6:45). What you say and do will show what you think about more than what you say you think about.

If you don’t like what you see manifesting as the fruit of your thoughts, here’s how you can change.

How You Lead Depends on Who You Think You Are

Your leadership ability is tied to your identity. You will never be able to lead anyone beyond where you see yourself. You must believe you can do something before you can lead anyone else to do it. Who you think you are will determine how you lead.

How You Lead

People will want to follow you if you can teach them how they can become better than they are. That starts with cultivating a belief in who you can become—based on God’s word—so you can help others believe who they can become.

To improve how you lead, use these Scriptures to cultivate your belief in who you can become.

How to Discover Your Personal Identity

God wants you to be who He made you to be, work how He wants you to work, and accomplish what He wants you to accomplish. In order to do all that, you first must discover your personal identity.

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That is easier said than done. God is the source of your personal identity. And you must seek Him to know who He is in order to embrace the God-designed package of your personal identity.

Understanding your personal identity can be similar to understanding your company’s brand identity. Here are three questions to start you on your journey to discover your personal identity.

Why You Must Act on What You Know

The Scripture says you should be doers of the word and not just hearers (James 1:22). But why is that? Why does God say you must act on what you know?

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The second half of James 1:22 tells us why: you will deceive yourself if you don’t act on what you know. And Hebrews 5:13-14 says you will be unskilled in righteousness if you don’t put into practice what you know from Scripture.

But what does that look like practically? And why is that such a big deal? Here are three things that will happen if you don’t act on what you know from Scripture.

How You Can Take Ownership of Your Mind

You can have the future God wants for you. You don’t have to be limited by what others say about you. But first you have to take ownership of your mind.

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What you think will determine what you can do. How you perceive yourself will influence what you are able to accomplish. Everything you are able to do will start with your thought life.

Don’t make yourself fail even before you start. Here is a three-step process that you can use to take ownership of your mind.