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

Apostle Paul declares to Timothy, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.” Those words are filled with substance and encouragement. Although he was snake bitten, jailed, beaten, ridiculed, chastised, shipwrecked, and left for dead, he endured to the end. It’s encouraging to see others endure because it means that you can to! My hope is that you don’t grow weary in doing well. Don’t give up because times are hard. Don’t give in because things are painful. Stand strong in the Lord and the power of His might. Fight the good fight of faith, and lay hold of the promise! The best is truly yet to come.

Words cannot express how much I love my little princess! She’s off to gymnastics 🤸‍♀️. #myprincess

It’s easy to feel like you’re so dirty and nasty because of your actions that no one—including God—would want you. It’s easy to assume that you’re just used goods or worthless because of some things you’ve done in your past. It’s easy to assume that silence is an indication of absence.

The truth is that God is near to the broken-hearted. He’s close enough to touch them. The truth is that He takes broken vessels and puts them back together. The truth is that He cleanses us of our sins as we confess them and repent. The truth is that Grace is sufficient, which means He’s the abundantly supplied protection and provision necessary to meet any problem. And, the truth is that God still speaks through His Word. The Holy Scriptures are still the utterance of His majestic voice; therefore, it’s not that He’s quiet but that we’ve stopped seeking Him.

It could be that you’re too focused on how far away you are instead of realizing just how close God is.

Planting @thegatheringoasischurch wasn’t easy, but it’s been worth it! I’ve given my blood, sweat, tears and finances to see the church succeed. And, my wife and I were honored to launch a second campus in Downtown Atlanta in January 2018. That campus, @thegodowntown, is led by @michaeljpittman and @amandaapittman. Someone asked me why would we build with them first. The answer was simple—God told us to and because of their humility. They ask questions to learn, and they’re always seeking more ways to grow. Today, they asked my wife and me how could they continue to honor us as their leaders. That question alone is worth its weight in gold! My wife and I see who they’re becoming, not who they are. We want to equip them so they can be better than us and be all God has called them to be. There’s greatness in them. They know it, and we see it. And, I’m going to continue planting churches all over this world. God will send the laborers, and I’m going to put them to work. I’m proud that this couple will be the first of many.

This has been my favorite session so far here at @arcchurches! @milesmcpherson KILLED it teaching on racial issues. To hear someone speak on issues of race to a room full of predominantly white pastors was amazing. To know that we’re in this TOGETHER is IMPORTANT, but we must acknowledge that we are truly in this together. Thanks for bringing the heat, @milesmcpherson.

So awesome to be with a group of Jesus-loving church planters. I’ve found my family. cc: @arcchurches

Our world magnifies self and ownership but it’s at the expense of training and submission. Instead of maturing under leadership, we venture out into dangerous territory alone to give birth to a vision that’s not ready to be born. There’s A LOT of dominant and tyrannical leaders out here who choose to suffocate those they lead instead of equipping and edifying. But that cannot be our excuse as to why we won’t serve a healthy vision wherever we’re sent.

I’m reminded of David’s service to the madman, King Saul. Although under immense scrutiny and pressure, he served faithfully. Even when he had the opportunity to wound his covering, he chose against it!

Search your heart. Are you so determined to start your own thing that you’re willing to leave where you were called wrongly? Don’t assume that the tough season is an indication of a horrible story. You’re where you’re supposed to be, so serve faithfully. Your future isn’t going to be denied. Just be patient.

Words cannot express how much I love this man for who he’s been to me. His impact is so large; yet, he’s so humble. Most importantly, he makes every person feel special—including little ole me. I love you, Bishop TD Wilkerson 😂🤣😭! cc: @tdwilkerson #ebonyandivory #homies

I seriously love this guy. You can tell a lot about a man by the look on his wife’s face, and a real woman can only fake a look for so long. It’s evident that his wife adores him, and that speaks volumes! I’m inspired by his marriage, his leadership and his humility. And, I’m thankful to have him as a main speaker for my men’s conference this year in Atlanta —> cc: @earlmcclellan If you’re in Dallas, check out @shoreline_city. Thank me later!

Many wouldn’t know or think this, but I’m incredibly introverted. Big crowds give me anxiety. I’m thankful for the grace to break that isolation though. If you’re out there and feel like you don’t have a “people personality,” just know that God can and will still use you and the personality He’s given you.

Aren’t you tired of trying to define your worth based on who you’re around or what you do? It’s time that you settle who you are by Whose you are! If you’re in Christ, then you’re a new creation. You’re His; therefore, you don’t need to do all the things you’re doing to get noticed by others. Everything that is destined for you is on the path He has you on as you continually seek Him. You may think that you need to do all of this stuff to meet your future spouse; no, s/he is on your path of purpose. The local church you need to join is on your path of purpose. Everything you need is on that path as you seek Him. Drop the gimmicks and act; seek Christ and the kingdom and all the things will be added unto you.

We out here conferencing and stuff. We’re about to eat then ✌🏾😴 cc: @heatherllove

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