Life is an ongoing experience of mountaintops and valleys, light and shade. These experiences can be useful in humankind reaching the fullness of the masterful creation God intended. The content and conversations in these podcasts cover aspects of the world in which we live; its need of love, faith, integrity, leadership, wisdom and the legacy we will leave one day. In all of the intricate tapestries of experience in this mysterious, intriguing and sometimes complex matter we call life, hope will always light up our way.
Life. Loss. Lockdown. Leadership. In Conversation with Adriaan Groenewald. Part Two.
Life. Everyone on earth lives in this intriguing arena called the world.
Loss. Everyone will experience painful loss at some stage of their lives.
Lockdown. Everyone has been in shut down in one form or another.
Leadership. Not everyone has yet accepted this challenge. But you can.
It first starts with you.
In this candid conversation with Adriaan Groenewald, CEO of the Leadership Platform, I share openly about the miracle of life and opportunity in the midst of loss and lockdown.
This is my final podcast for 2020 as I make my way back to South Africa. Until we connect again, remember you are alive for such a time as this. Own it. Influence it. Love it.
Life is not so much about what happens in our lives, but how we respond to what takes place in our lives. On this week’s podcast I have a conversation with Adriaan Groenewald, the CEO of The Leadership Platform. We talk about matters of life, leadership and legacy. This interview was held before the passing of my husband, Ernest. As I re-listened to the conversation, I was powerfully reminded of the statement I have taken ownership of this year and that is for us to write our plans in pencil and give the eraser to God. I trust you will be inspired to dream, aim high, to find and live into your purpose and know that whatever comes across your path, you can choose the way you wish to navigate your future.
To connect with Adriaan Groenewald:
Twitter: @AdriaanG_LP or @LeadershipPform or @ThinkLead1
LinkedIn: Adriaan Groenewald
Love it. Leave it. Change it.
If you love what you do, do it with all of your heart. If you feel half-hearted, you may feel indifferent or detached, prompting you to leave it. Finally, you may have to make a change and know that you cannot change anyone else, only yourself and your choices.
God is grace, pure and simple. His grace is available to us at every turn, especially when we need to turn things around in our lives. If not for His grace, where would we be? God loves to surprise us with His gifts of grace. Don’t expect Him to do the same thing the same way all the time. He is omniscient, omnipresent, and deeply involved in your life. Receiving His grace is the first part of our responsibility; the second is to live in recognition of His grace; then we need to be responsible with His Grace. Grace is love in action.
The Gift of Imagination
Imagination is such a powerful gift-and it can be used for your benefit or your detriment. The biggest enemy we have to overcome is what, how and why we think the way we do. Unless your mind is giving you consistent valuable feedback, useful information, edifying pictures and life-giving qualities daily, we have to know that there is continually a virtual giant we have to slay. I say virtual, because mostly it is our wild and unbridled imaginations that keep us ensnared and cowering in fear. Protect yourself from alarming imaginations by keeping your eyes and heart on God.
The Mosaic of Life
Allow me take you with me on this mosaic journey in Italy to highlight how one life connects with another. If we don’t capture and frame the moment, it may pass by unnoticed and become like any other. We are then none the wiser as to what impressive mosaic patterns could appear that could potentially reshape and reframe our lives.