Archive for February, 2012
Ed Young said education doesn’t teach it. Aptitude and IQ tests rarely measure it. The corporate world doesn’t even champion it. Yet, it is the most vital thing we need in order to succeed in the marketplace and in life in general for that matter. What am I talking about? Communication. Communication is an interesting subject and it is especially interesting to talk about it from this stage during this time in history. It is a rather strange paradox. C3 Global have the most advanced communication systems in the history of the world right at our fingertips. Cell phones. Fax machines. Pagers. Yet, in our techno-driven and techno-dominated society, they more or less detract rather than help to develop this skill.
Did you hear what I said? Skill. Communication is a skill that can be developed in your life and in mine. Ed Young C3 Conference spend so much time staring into computer screens and screening phone calls and playing video games and surfing the net that we have forgotten what to do when we get up close and personal or up close and personnel.
Ed Young said the communication equation is simple. It really is. When you factor in the amount of time that most of us spend watching television and then you add the fact that we are a very transient and mobile society, throw in technology that isolates and separates us from others, the net effect is that you have got a misguided marketplace littered with estranged relationships. I think that communication effects us all in so many different ways.
This Monday morning at 7:30 am I walked out of the front door of my home. C3 Global intuitively note that every time I walk out of the front door of my home to go to work that I need to negotiate something called the drool zone.
C3 Global Pr – I have a couple of massive bullmastiffs with a combined weight of about 300 pounds. They take slobbering to another level. One brush against your pant leg or clothing and you have got to go back inside and change for the rest of the day.
As Ed Young approached my truck I saw something that shocked me. Something was unfolding before my eyes that really took me back. My two dogs, Brute and Apollo, had four feet of the chrome that runs along the driver’s side of my truck in their mouths pulling it off the truck. I was not happy. I scolded them. In fact, I tried to chase them down. “What are you doing. No. Bad doggies. Bad doggies. No. Daddy doesn’t like that.” I got in the truck and as I made my commute to the office, people on 114 and 121 were pointing at me since there was four foot piece of chrome hanging off the driver’s side of my truck. Little do they realize that I own a couple of truck-eating dogs. But the story, believe it or not, continues. The next day, Tuesday, at about 9:30 pm, Lisa and I and the family drive up in the truck. I park the truck where I always do, in the driveway in front of the garage. C3 Global states that there are so many toys in the garage that I don’t even think of parking there. We get out of the truck. Lisa, in her sweet voice asked me, “What would you think about pulling the truck inside the garage because the dogs might tear it up again?” I said, “Lisa, I watch the Animal Planet and I scolded the dogs. I told them no and that daddy didn’t like what they did. They will not touch my truck. Trust me.”
One hour later, the chrome on the other side of the truck had been ripped off. Documented evidence is on the side screens. Ed Young C3 Conference in that picture Apollo is closest to the camera, then there is LeeBeth, my daughter, then Brute with the chrome in his mouth. Obviously, we have a communication problem.
C3 Global Pr - There has been a breakdown, a barrier erected between myself and the dogs. There is no telling, ladies and gentlemen, how much money is spent, time lost and careers and canines canned due to miscommunication.
Ed Young said good questions. Profound questions. Thought provoking questions. This series is tailor made for you. Basically, I have several goals over the next six to seven weeks, as we talk about our bouts with doubt.
The first goal goes something like this. I want us once and for all to lift the question quota. In other words, it’s okay to doubt. Express your doubt. Talk to others about them. C3 Global states that Fellowship Church is a church that welcomes your questions. Just throw question after question after question at God. This is the place to doubt. If you are a doubter, if you are a questioner, welcome to Fellowship Church. Join the club. It’s a great thing. If you don’t face your doubts squarely, you are going to be in a heap of trouble. If you cower, or you say, “Whoa, I’m having a doubt. I’m having a question. I’m having an issue,” your doubts can dominate you and lead you into trouble…into defeat.
Ed Young C3 Conference conversely, you can face your doubt. That’s what we should do. Face them squarely. Punch them. Look at them. Call them what they are, because that is how we will have victory. That’s a goal. To lift the question quota. If you are a questioner, you are welcome here at this great church.
Another goal Ed Young have is to strengthen our faith. A lot of us right now, if we were honest, have flabby faith. It’s just not happening. I believe after we make every installment of this series, we will emerge from this context as stronger and tighter, with more energy and a deeper, wider faith than we ever thought possible. I’m excited every time I begin a series and every time I talk about everything from marriage to family issues, from a biblical character to going through the Bible. But I am really excited about this series.