I learned about the Saturday Hamas attacks in Israel later in the day. I have friends living in Israel, and the images of civilians being indiscriminately targeted and abducted are sickening. I was relieved to learn that all the disciples in our church there were safe. I also have a Palestinian friend who lives in Gaza; he was my college roommate. His name is Issa, the Arabic name for Jesus. Issa dedicated many years to working for the United Nations, serving underprivileged communities worldwide, before retiring in his hometown of Gaza. I worry for his safety.
There is constant trouble in this world, Jesus called it and added an important promise:
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33
This war isn’t the sole conflict underway. Bloodless battles are happening on multiple fronts around us and in us – political, economic, and relational, all ultimately spiritual in nature. These conflicts ebb and flow, but they never truly vanish. Inner peace is the one aspect of our lives we have complete control over.
I speak from personal experience, having lived through a military coup in Chile, the civil war in Mozambique, and the fall of the USSR in Russia. I know firsthand what it feels like to be in mortal danger, to have no certainty, and to be a refugee seeking safety and asylum. As an evangelist and entrepreneur, I am convinced of this: If we are to be world changers and have impact in this world, cultivating a resilient, creative, and peaceful inner game is not optional.
Training and coaching professionals in the church is a passion of mine. If you’re looking to learn more about growing in your inner game, here are a few things you may enjoy.
- I am hosting a free live webinar on developing your inner game and getting unstuck on October 25th at 12pm Central Time. Register for free by CLICKING HERE; please note that spots are limited.
- Watch the short episode below from my Youtube Channel where I reveal my most embarrassing inner game fails just to illustrate how important it is to find and grow inner peace to have impact in this world for Jesus.
- If you want to be coached in developing your inner game, and grow your impact and outer game, visit my page Xponential Life and mention DToday2023 for special pricing + VIP Treatment and valuable bonuses.