The World Needs You to be the Best You, You Can Be

You are one of almost seven billion people on our planet. You’re not that special, yet, you are.

The world needs you to be the best you, you can be. Not many of us are going to change the world or be remembered by more than friends and family twenty years after we die. We have to make the most of the opportunities and skills that we have and that means becoming the best you that you can be.

Mark Twain wrote, “The only person that likes change is a wet baby.” I think that’s true for most of us. We don’t like change because most of us want comfort and don’t like being inconvenienced. But if we want to be the best we can be, we have to make the necessary changes to continually become better.

You can change the world of your neighbors, coworkers, friends and family though by being the best you possible. Be kinder, think of others needs, more than your own, read more, ask better questions, exercise, set big goals. Your purpose is not to compete and be better than others, it’s to conquer yourself and be better than you were.

What small changes can you make to become better in various areas of life?

Write them down and focus on one area, the one that would make the biggest difference.

After you’ve made progress, add something else but no matter what, make the changes in you and you will make your world a better place.

Youth For Christ MidWinter

Had fun seeing the Morales’ & Vergara’s (The Staff of Parent Life Lubbock) last night during the Youth For Christ MidWinter staff conference in San Antonio.

I’m here for a couple of days working the National Network of Youth Ministries (NNYM) Booth. It’s exciting days because Youth For Christ (YFC) and NNYM now have an official working partnership that is being unveiled to the national staff of YFC.

Renee and I joke that we helped begin the national partnership since we became friends years ago and I joined the board and now serve as the chairman for Parent Life Lubbock. :-)

So please pray for Renee, Abi, Devin & Mike over the next few days, that they’ll be renewed in their calling and have greater clarity and vision for how to best do ministry in Lubbock!

February 2016 Prayer Update

February 2016 Prayer Update

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Easy Way Send me $100 & You Get $100 Too

Last year before Christmas, I started driving a little bit for Uber.

One of the surprises I got was after I made my first 5 trips, I got a $100 bonus and the friend who referred me got $100 too.

I texted him and thanked him for the bonus $100 and asked him he had been driving too. He shared that he had never driven for Uber but I was the 10th person who he had referred so he had made $1,000 from Uber without ever driving. He started driving occasionally after we talked.

I’m still raising support for my ministry with The National Network of Youth Ministries but occasionally drive because every little bit of extra money helps. I’m a night owl so it’s easy to stay up late and make a little money when I’d either be asleep, reading or watching a movie.

Driving for Uber requires a four door car that is under ten years old and doesn’t have any cracks in the windows and car insurance.

After the fifth trip, you get a $100 bonus and I get $100 when you use this link to sign up with Uber.

October Prayer Guide

No Student Should Pray Alone

September Prayer Update

30 Day Prayer Guide

6 Truths to Remember During Hard Times

6 Truths to Remember During Hard Times written for Youthworker Journal Sept/Oct 2015 Issue.

August Prayer Update

Coaches Corner – August 7-12, I am traveling to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin for a two-day training event with Lead 222. I’ll be learning to help coach youth workers across Texas and New Mexico. Go to Lead222.com for more info.

Workshop – I’m traveling to Lovington, N.M. at the end of the month to provide a personalized training event to an entire church with focusing on every member being in ministry based on Ephesians 4:12.

Full August Prayer Update

Prayer Update for June/July

Prayer Update for June & July

Writing again

Sent in an article to Youth Worker Journal this week.  It’ll probably be a sidebar in their September/October “Hard Times” issue.

It’s titled “Seven Truths to Remember Before and During Hard Times”

Here’s part of it that I posted on Facebook, while I was writing it.

“Knowing examples from the Bible of God’s faithfulness is our foundation but it’s important to also remember that it’s not only a theological check list.

It’s not merely the abstract that gives us hope but also when we remember our personal Ebenezers. When we do that, we can more likely appropriate the fact that the God who has been faithful before in our own lives will be faithful again, it just might not look like what we expect, and that’s okay”

It’s good to be writing again.  Good meaning, excruciating and an ordeal to get the right words out that share truth from my story without me being the focus of the story. This one is very satisfying because I know my friend of many years, Tim Baker, will do his editorial wizardry and make it better.

Had to send in a new bio, so I went with this:

@Len_Evans oversees Texas and New Mexico for the National Network of Youth Ministries. He provides encouragement and pastoral care for youth workers via @YMOasis and randomly blogs at LenEvans.net

Now to try and write a few more blog posts before it get’s published so it’s not so random.  :-)