Living an integrated life

You recognize that real belief changes your actions — that is step one to living an integrated life.

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Living an integrated life

You recognize that real belief changes your actions — that is step one to living an integrated life.

Schedule an inquiry call today.

Your deep desire to honor God demands greatness of you, and there is nothing you won’t face in order to achieve it, including doing the hard work of integrating your faith walk with your job performance.

When our faith walk and work-life are segregated we live incompletely, looking for affirmation outside our relationship with God, choosing the lesser good over the greater, and being more concerned about what not to do rather than what to do.

Leaders especially need this integration. The pressures are too great for performance. Criticism and conflict of ideas and personalities are part of the call. If your faith is segregated from your challenges, you will always underperform.

I, like you, have faced many challenges.

I failed to regulate my energies, and did not recognize my limited capacity for those physical, spiritual, emotional, and relational demands. This caused dangerous exhaustion.

I needed to be clear-eyed about my weaknesses, including my failure to integrate my faith with my work. This led me to confuse busyness with reality. I became a dangerously depleted leader. This is an inevitable result.

I am now consciously aware of how my relationship with God is the most important thing about my business, my marriage, and my life. This integration has brought a new strength and joy to every day. An integrated life is a whole life.

As a leader, whether ministerial or secular,
your spiritual life is your greatest asset.

Sometimes it’s a life event. Sometimes it is a cacophony of dissonance that is so loud we finally act. Either way, there is a way to live integrating who we are and what we do. I’d like to help you find it.

Are you ready to do the deep work and live an integrated life?

LET’S TALK ABOUT COACHING

A no-obligation discovery call is a great way to get your questions answered.

LET’S TALK ABOUT COACHING

A no-obligation discovery call is a great way to get your questions answered.

MEET RANDY

My dissonance was blaring following the death of my wife.

This major life event caused me to make major changes in my spiritual walk and daily routines.

My spiritual walk, based more on reputation than reality, was weak. I wasn’t the man I needed to be. I left ministry to work for AFLAC alongside one of my former co-workers. I was uncertain of my next steps. I did not know if God would choose to use me in full-time ministry again, but I was open to his lead either way.

Having served as the lead minister for large churches I now went door to door selling cancer insurance. This was an eye-opening experience for me, one of the best I’ve experienced.

It’s hard to see around the corner until you get there. I had to trust God at a more profound level than ever before. I learned that he would not abandon me and that my relationship with him was vastly more important than my public persona.

Following him a step at a time, relying on his promise that he “would fulfill the purposes for my life” (Psalm 138:8), and walking with the spiritual leaders with whom he surrounded me, a completely unexpected path opened.

My wife Karen’s first husband, Eugene, had been killed by a drunk driver. My first wife, Gail, was lost to cancer two years later in ‘97. Eugene had been on staff with me, so we all knew each other beforehand.

In 1999, Karen and I married, moved, and started a new ministry, all within a month. I sometimes tell people we’re not too bright!

These new beginnings, all at one time, caused us both to profoundly deepen in our need for God and compassion for others. This mutual dependence on God has been the core of our marriage and ministry.

Now, twenty years later, the church we helped to plant is healthy and productive. Our blended family includes our five children and their spouses as well as thirteen grandchildren, all of whom live within minutes of us.

 

I learned to trust God in my lightless depths.

I discovered his profound goodness even when I could not see it.

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