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Celebrity vs. Servant Which Will You Choose

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Celebrity versus servant, who is greater? Unlike Jesus, the world views fame and celebrity differently than God. The desire for fame as we have discussed is often driven by deep insecurities and a need for validation by others. But, that validation comes at a tremendous cost. It is not surprising the words of Jesus contradicts …

Everybody Wants to be Famous.

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Everybody wants to be famous today. Fame once required talent, but today with social media and the cult of celebrity anybody can lay claim to fame. The question is what is driving this consuming desire to become famous? This drive for fame and fortune is consuming many lives and causing people to do outrageous things …

You Can’t Please Everybody

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Most people want the approval and acceptance of others. We learn at an early age the importance of being accepted by our parents and peers. When we are young, we try to please our parents and our friends. Sometimes we go to great lengths to accomplish this even changing who and what we are. Even …

What is Greatness?

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What is greatness? How we define greatness dictates the direction of our lives. If we define it as material wealth, we will direct our efforts towards materialism. Is it celebrity status or athletic prowess, then we will focus on those goals. But what if isn’t any of these? What if our greatness is measured in …

Today, I Will be Unafraid to be Great.

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The second principle in the SUPERMAN principles is being unafraid to be great. Why do we fear being great? And what is being great? It is this fear of greatness that prevents us from doing great things. We minimize who we are and what we can do so we upset no one. Getting along becomes …

Life’s Biggest Lesson

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The hardest lesson anyone has to learn is how to deny themselves. How to learn to say no. Especially when there is no reason for saying no, except it’s the right thing to do. Telling other people no is not a problem for most of us, but for ourselves we struggle. Situational ethics is how …

Success Story: Charles

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Another example of using the SUPERMAN principles to change a life is a man who I will call Charles. Charles, a member of one of our training classes. He came to ReEngage after his release from incarceration. He had moved to Kansas City to be close to his daughter whom he had abandoned during his …

Do We Participate or Not?

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So what are some of the ways we participate in self-destructive behavior? People will find the faults of others while ignoring their own behavior. They will find a person suffering more than themselves and point to their short-comings to justify their own behavior. There are many ways in which people take part in their own …

Does the Lack of Self-esteem Lead to Misery?

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The biggest cause of participation in destructive behaviors is low self-esteem. The lack of self-esteem leads to bad decisions and actions. If your life lacks value, then it doesn’t matter what choices you make. You look back at your past and see struggle and hardship. You wonder if you were ever valued as a person …

Why Do We Participate?

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The question of why do we participate in our own destruction has confounded theologians, philosophers, and social scientists since the beginning of time. It seems inconceivable and illogical anyone would deliberately participate in their own demise. Yet, it happens all the time. Whether it be through addictions, unhealthy eating habits, or selfishness to name a …