Thursday, March 15, 2007

Success means Sacrifice


Read this quote today from Steven Furtick. Success means sacrifice.

This made me think of one man - George Ridley. I have know George for around 25 years now. I first met him when he came and lectured my class at Bible college. He was very different to the other lectures. He had vision, passion and determination. I knew then that I needed to be working with Him.

He built a successful church from scratch, made a successful transition to a younger leader (something very rare) and has developed a successful mission's organisation - LightForce International, which is making a difference in 1000's of lives around the world.

To achieve this took all the qualities I mentioned before and one more - sacrifice. Planting the church meant huge sacrifices for him and his family. Many times financially he had nothing. He took a salary drop to bring in another pastor and paid him more because he wanted to see the church grow.

He now spends much time away from family in places like northern Uganda so he can make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable.

His sacrifice will not be forgotten by the most important person!

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