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The Quirky World of Dave Gilpin http://davegilpin.com Senior Pastor of Hope City Church Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:00:30 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 141372150 Leadership Lesson #6 – The Curse of Being Low Maintenance http://davegilpin.com/2019/08/leadership-lesson-6-the-curse-of-being-low-maintenance/ http://davegilpin.com/2019/08/leadership-lesson-6-the-curse-of-being-low-maintenance/#respond Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:00:30 +0000 http://davegilpin.com/?p=4472 Read more

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😌 You never get the PRAISE you deserve because the people who should buy you pressies are too busy responding to those who are demanding pressies. You’re left with a deficit of praise and honour. ⁣⁣
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😡 You never get the MENTORING you deserve because those who should be mentoring you are taken out by fire fighting within the organisation. Fire fighting is the black hole of coaching. ⁣⁣
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🤢 You never get the PAY RISE you deserve because you are easily forgotten about. Your agreeability is that fabulous that people think that you’d work for nothing. And you would. This creates a pay gap, while the demanding are rewarded with more. ⁣⁣
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🥶 You never get the CONNECTIONS you deserve because those with the power of connection are busy connecting the fresh princes to their Bel Airs! They get the prime placement while you only get the side view. ⁣⁣
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😃 You, however, will not remain this way. Eventually God with smash through every glass ceiling of neglect and injustice and get you where He needs you to be. Humility is a master key to THE ELEVATOR OF GOD. He will lift you up in due season. ⁣⁣
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Smile and nod. You have an advocate in heaven.

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Leadership Lesson #5 – Stop Following Your Passions http://davegilpin.com/2019/08/leadership-lesson-5-stop-following-your-passions/ http://davegilpin.com/2019/08/leadership-lesson-5-stop-following-your-passions/#respond Mon, 12 Aug 2019 09:00:25 +0000 http://davegilpin.com/?p=4468 Read more

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If you followed your passions you’d either create an ice cream store or be in a whole lot of trouble. ⁣⁣
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Your passions are like avocados,⁣⁣
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yet 💩 some are easily past their expiry date 🤢 some are too hard to cut through right now and 💰 some are currently just too expensive. ⁣⁣
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Your passions are subservient to the season. ⁣⁣
So they should be.

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Leadership Lesson #4 – Shred the List http://davegilpin.com/2019/08/leadership-lesson-4-shred-the-list/ http://davegilpin.com/2019/08/leadership-lesson-4-shred-the-list/#respond Thu, 08 Aug 2019 16:08:54 +0000 http://davegilpin.com/?p=4465 Read more

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‘And that’s another thing they did’- is you building a case against someone you no longer get on with! ⁣

You have decided not to let them off the hook but to hook them more by collecting ‘data’ on them, even though most of what they do is not deliberate at all. ⁣

We’ve all been there. ⁣
It’s our inner justice system. ⁣

Yet the energy you’re using in being so wound up by them is one of the reasons you need to close the case. ⁣

Another is that, in the light of God’s grace, you’re now actually involved in the business of evil. No matter how right you are, lists are wrong.⁣

Shred the list, ⁣
Shed the attitude, ⁣
Send some grace. ⁣
Your future awaits.

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Leadership Lesson #3 – Know Your Strengths http://davegilpin.com/2019/08/leadership-lesson-3-know-your-strengths/ http://davegilpin.com/2019/08/leadership-lesson-3-know-your-strengths/#respond Thu, 08 Aug 2019 15:49:14 +0000 http://davegilpin.com/?p=4462 Read more

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You’re not ‘weak’ at cello playing. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
You’ve never done it, don’t want to do it ⁣⁣⁣⁣and never will do it. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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It’s not a weakness, it’s a non-strength. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
Same with lots of things about you- ⁣⁣⁣⁣being funny, being extrovert, ⁣⁣⁣⁣being well organised or singing in tune! ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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50% of all of your ‘weaknesses’ don’t exist- they’re non-strengths. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Never compare someone else’s strengths ⁣⁣⁣⁣with your non-strengths: it’s unfair, ⁣⁣⁣⁣unkind and incubates a lie.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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If you strengthen your strengths, ⁣⁣⁣⁣the best you’ll be is a genius. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
If you strengthen your non-strengths, the best you’ll be is average. If that. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Know your strengths. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
Be in team.⁣
Make the difference.

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Leadership Lesson #2 – Quit The Self Pity. http://davegilpin.com/2019/08/leadership-lesson-2-quit-the-self-pity/ http://davegilpin.com/2019/08/leadership-lesson-2-quit-the-self-pity/#respond Thu, 08 Aug 2019 15:39:11 +0000 http://davegilpin.com/?p=4458 Read more

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Whatever role you have in a relationship- that’s the role you’ll keep for the rest of that relationship.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣⁣⁣If your gift is organising stuff, then that will be your role. Stop complaining that no one does what you do. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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If you’re the present giver, the empathiser, the funny one, the one who forgives first, pays first, opens up first, the listener or the initiator- stop pulling back in the hope that someone else will take up the role. ⁣⁣⁣
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They won’t. It’s YOUR gift to that relationship. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Relationships will always seem unfair to the gifted. Your giving has made it that way. Quit the self pity. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Love the life you lead and love the role you’ve forged because of the gift you carry. There’s no one like you.

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Leadership Lesson #1 – The Sin of Predictability http://davegilpin.com/2019/08/leadership-lesson-1-the-sin-of-predictability/ http://davegilpin.com/2019/08/leadership-lesson-1-the-sin-of-predictability/#respond Thu, 08 Aug 2019 15:25:28 +0000 http://davegilpin.com/?p=4450 Read more

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The reason why life is so uncertain is because God is sending you a gift. ⁣

Uncertainty is the only thing that pushes you to live by faith. And faith is the only thing that trades with the certainty of God’s interfering power.⁣

Predictability is an enemy of faith. ⁣

To reduce your world down to predictable daily outcomes by loving less, giving less, stepping out less and dreaming less is a sin. ⁣

KEEP IT WILD. ⁣
KEEP IT EDGY. ⁣
KEEP IT BIG.

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Secret Stories: When truth be told http://davegilpin.com/2019/07/secret-stories-conversations-from-the-hearts-of-dave-jenny-gilpin/ http://davegilpin.com/2019/07/secret-stories-conversations-from-the-hearts-of-dave-jenny-gilpin/#respond Sun, 07 Jul 2019 09:00:37 +0000 http://davegilpin.com/?p=4439 Dave and Jenny Gilpin, our Senior Pastors, share intimate secrets about their marriage, their disappointments, their devotional life, their tension points and their now Word from God. This is how you’ve never heard them before.
Stuart Otten from ‘About Face’ is the interviewer.

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The Rainbow: Mephibosheth http://davegilpin.com/2019/07/the-rainbow-mephibosheth/ http://davegilpin.com/2019/07/the-rainbow-mephibosheth/#respond Tue, 02 Jul 2019 11:19:40 +0000 http://davegilpin.com/?p=4431 Read more

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Favour Ain’t Fair. 

This is part 2 of the Rainbow series. When Abraham was asked to cut 3 animals in half and place the halves opposite each other, he was setting up a mysterious covenant where the halves on the left would represent himself and the halves on the right would represent God himself. This was a precursor for Jesus who also represented both us and God in his broken body.  But between both incidents was a man called Mephibosheth, who’s life was changed forever by another distant covenant.

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The Rainbow – Signs from Heaven to Earth http://davegilpin.com/2019/06/the-rainbow-signs-from-heaven-to-earth/ http://davegilpin.com/2019/06/the-rainbow-signs-from-heaven-to-earth/#respond Wed, 26 Jun 2019 13:13:19 +0000 http://davegilpin.com/?p=4426 Read more

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The question why do bad things happen to good people comes from an over exaggeration of our own goodness. We’ve placed ourselves miles too high on the Scale of Good. You know you better than anyone so it’s not a surprise to know that you’re not really that good at all. And if you are, it’s grace at work in you. From the Rainbow to the Cross there’s a covenant supplying you with goodness and mercy that’s totally disproportionate to the altar you find yourself upon. If you look to the covenant and not yourself you’ll find so much of God your life will never be the same. 

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Mountain Men http://davegilpin.com/2019/06/mountain-men/ http://davegilpin.com/2019/06/mountain-men/#respond Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:45:23 +0000 http://davegilpin.com/?p=4422 Read more

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A man without a mountain is only half a man. Every man was born for near misses, desperate challenges and traversing trouble. And when he does it for the protection and provision of others that man becomes a brother, a husband, a father. The bible tells us, ‘How beautiful  on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news…’ A man’s feet can tell you everything about the man. This podcast reveals all.

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