People Fuel: Finding Power through the gift of Relationship, with Chairman of the National Advisory Board for the AACC, Dr. Ron Hawkins
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The promises of the Lord are truly so comforting to me. One of my favorites includes the promise found in Isaiah 43 where God promises that He will always be with us. No matter what we are going through, no matter if it's a hill or a valley, He is there. He says in Isaiah 43:2, when we pass through those dark waters He's still there, and when we walk through the blazing hot fire, He has everything under control. Why? Because, God doesn't want us going through this life alone. He wants us to constantly be reminded that we are never alone, and I believe this reminder is best done the power of community and relationships with others. God loves to use others as messengers or conduits through which He can produce change in someone else’s life. Today, we will be hearing from a man who has many accolades and has served in countless leadership positions, but one of his greatest joys is seeing others in their time of need and reminding them of their worth, value, and potential. Joining us is Dr. Ron Hawkins who currently serves as the Chairman of the National Advisory Board for us here at the American Association of Christian Counselors. Before his time with us at the AACC, he served in numerous academic positions including Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Liberty University, he started out his career as a Pastor, he’s been a Seminary President, he’s a Licensed Professional Counselor, and he is simply a man of great wisdom who leaders continue to look to for sage and timely advice. However, in today’s episode Doc shares with us a pivotal moment in his life where someone became the hands and feet of Christ, choosing to see Him through the eyes of God in a time of need and stepping up and into the moment to breathe some life and fight back into him. The cool thing? You have the opportunity to do that very same thing for someone today and every day. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 says, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” Our challenge to you throughout today’s episode: See others in their time of need. Be willing to step up and into that moment. Provide them with the comfort you have also received from the Lord.