An Old Man Lives With What A Young Man Does…

I recently turned 49. I am approaching the half-century mark. On one hand, I cannot believe I have lived this long. On the other hand, I wonder what the years ahead hold.

My body often reminds me I am no longer 25. Yet, I still feel pretty good. Then, my father quickly reminds me of what the next 25 holds.

Recently, I heard a piece of advice Neal Pollard’s grandfather gave him, “an old man lives with what a young man does.”

I realize several lessons come from this nugget of wisdom, but consider the application in leadership. We are living today with the decisions of the past. We should also consider, the decisions of today will direct the course of our future.

The lack of spiritual leadership today will bring deterioration in the church. A strong spiritual leadership today will strengthen the direction of the church. We need strong spiritual leaders.

Either way, we can know with certainty, the future of the church depends on the direction of leadership today. The reason? “An old man lives with what a young man does.” Let us lead today with spiritual strength.

1 comment on “An Old Man Lives With What A Young Man Does…

  1. lindell mitchell says:

    I recently heard part of a speech given by Chief Oren R. Lyons of the Onadaga native tribe. He noted their leaders were taught to think of the possible effect current decisions will have on the seventh generation in the future. They too recognize an old man lives with what a young man does.

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