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Cornelius Lindsey  Husband to @Heatherllove💑. Father👦🏾👧🏽👶🏽. Servant @thegatheringoasischurch⛪️. Author📖. @warriorclub_world 🏋🏾. Founder of @themancavesociety😎.

Have you ever been hated without cause? It’s where your enemies have to create lies to talk about you. They don’t have any substantial evidence or righteous cause, but that doesn’t stop them. Their desire is to ruin you and to fill you with fear and anxiety. DON’T GIVE THEM AN AUDIENCE!

Never forget that your life and progression is firmly within the hands of God, not man. Man’s words cannot stop what God is doing in you. Their words cannot stop where you’re headed. They’re a distraction to remove your focus from what God has said to you.

So, don’t idolize “haters” as if their position in your life is substantial. They are here to hate, but you put out that fire of hatred with love. Stay focused on God, and don’t sit in their audience! If you give them a stage then they will think that it’s okay for them to perform. Mind your own affairs and stay focused. Doing this will help you be productive that you won’t have time to feed their lies or respond to their threats. You’re God’s child, and woe unto anyone who dares to mess with a child of the Most High God!

I love our church, and I love where we’re headed. Thank you for the privilege to pastor. cc: @thegatheringoasischurch

Words can’t express how much I love my kids...even when they scream for absolutely no reason.

I can’t wait to see y’all in the morning! I’m preaching all 3 services.

#Repost @thegatheringoasischurch
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The #GeneroCity series continues tomorrow, December 9th with: "5 Principles of Generosity"

Meet us in the Galloway School cafeteria for THREE services (tomorrow only due to us being in the cafeteria):⠀
9:00 am | 10:45 am | 12:00 noon

See you there! ⠀

#TheGOChurch #GatherGrowGo #Generosity

Our society encourages independence and cutting people off; reject most of that.

Believe it or not, but many communities function best in a “who you know” environment instead of “what you know”. I’ve witnessed less qualified people secure opportunities because of who they knew, not what they knew. So the relationship you’re destroying out of emotionalism could be a bridge that opens a door. You’re building a wall to block someone who has been sent by God to help elevate you. You’re so broken and hurt that you can’t see what you’re doing.

Trust me when I say that the bridges you build (even those that cost a lot to construct and MAINTAIN) may not mean anything to you now, but the day will come when you’ll be glad you did. Trust me now, and thank me later!

Perfect way to start our morning by making a gingerbread house with our firstborn and his classmates. I’m not sure who had the idea of mixing kids and sugar at 8am, but 🤷🏾‍♂️! #gingerbreadhouseturnup

We cannot forget the simplicities of the Christian faith in our pursuit to dive deep into different studies. Our zeal pushes us to learn more, which is great, but we must decide if we’re using the knowledge as a weapon to hurt others or as a method of encouragement. Are we studying to show ourselves approved or to appear smarter than others? Are we studying to argue? We must ask ourselves these questions often and adjust whenever necessary.

I’ve learned over the years that we haven’t conquered the seemingly “simplistic truths” of the Christian faith; yet, we’re in search of deeper things. We want studies on the anointing, but we refuse to be loving towards our enemies. We want to argue about predestination, but we haven’t yet decided to forgive someone’s past actions. Many want to prophecy, but they’re mean and prideful. Some are quick to point out how others are breaking levitical laws while they ignore the stranger on the street who’s in need.

I’ve learned that hurting people don’t care about the Greek translation of love; they simply want to feel it expressed to them. I’ve learned that all of the studying in the world can’t prepare you to remain disciplined in tough situations and push you to faithfully serve in offensive places. You can know all the books of the Bible in order, but what does it mean if you’re impatient with your spouse, dishonorable with your parents and selfish with those around you.

“If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. 3 If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it;[a] but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.” [1 Corinthians 13:1-3]

That one time my wife and I walked through Queen Mary’s Rose Garden in London.

I wouldn’t want to be on this journey with anyone else but her! She’ll always be my Sunshine! Love you, @heatherllove!

The blessed reality of serving a limitless God is that He graciously extends limitless potential. He doesn’t promise that it won’t be challenged or tested, but He does promise that He will not forsake us through the journey. If we’d only trust Him and do not lean on our own understanding. Because our earthly intellect and ability is limited, but the limitless God we serve removes those limitations. All He asks of us is to trust Him and be obedient at His word.

I’m preaching to myself as well right now. Nevertheless, there are times when you just want to throw in the towel and give up. You’re exhausted—a kind of tired that’s beyond comprehension—but you know that quitting isn’t optional. That doesn’t stop you from at least thinking about it. It doesn’t calm the waves of stress that crashes on the shores of your soul or ease the frustration that seeks to choke the life out of you. Even though you feel like you can’t keep going, you’re finding the strength to encourage yourself. So, do it; encourage yourself to keep going, and rest in knowing that God hasn’t abandoned you. Please don’t give up. Nations are waiting on your obedience, or they’re suffering due to your disobedience.

I don’t believe entrepreneurship is for everyone due to the emotional and mental requirements. However, I learned very quickly that I was willing to pay the price for it.

I once dreamed of having my own office with my name on the door and a receptionist. I wanted it to feed my ego, and after getting it, I quickly realized that it wasn’t for me. I tried to force myself to like it, but it was like trying to force a circled objected in a rectangular hole. I was miserable! I looked important, but I was decaying internally.

My goal was to get my time back so I could spend it on my terms. I wanted to be flexible to go where God sent me without having to beg someone to get me there. I wanted to be interdependent with my local church, not dependent or independent of it. I wanted to spend time with my wife and kids how and when I wanted to, not when someone else told me to. I wanted to live a life that I wanted instead of peering through the stained glass windows of an office building. I wanted to exit the rat race. Leaving my 9 to 5 job a little over 8 years ago was tough and scary, but I wouldn’t trade the journey in for the world. I’m free to go as I desire, and I love helping other men and couples strategize to find that path to freedom they so desperately desire.

What we ascribe value to matters! It’s sad that we overlook the book to buy the shoes. We’ll overlook the seminar, attending the conference, hiring the coach, etc. to spend money on things that immediately loses value after purchasing it.

There’s a wealth of knowledge available to us, but we’d rather undervalue it. We ignore it while failing to realize how much better we’d be if only we’d invest in it. Our closets get full while our mind stays empty. Some even assume they should be gifted for free something that’s valuable, like a book, conference ticket, seminar session and the like, while they freely and gladly spend their hard-earned money on things that have no value beyond the label or name brand that’s printed on the cheap material.

This is one of the reasons why people fall behind. It’s not because they don’t have potential; it’s because they fail to properly invest in a workable strategy. It’s because they fail to value appropriately and wisely. Simply put, their priorities are wrong, and their future is in jeopardy because of it.

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