I love reading. That is an amazing statement from someone who never read an entire book in school, and ended up dropping out of high school.
About 15 years ago, I was challenged when I was told that to really be a leader, you need to be a reader! I heard a man named Jay Strack share that by reading for 15 minutes a day that you will read 21 books in a year. At that time of my life, I was reading 6 to 7 books a year and I thought I was doing great. I took Jay’s challenge and soon I was reading 21 books a year.
Reading every day has been unbelievable, truly the ride of my life. I read theology, biographies, church growth and everything I can get my hands on concerning leadership.
Reading has become a love for me. Not a duty or a chore but pure delight.
Books can take you anywhere. And they have!
My journey with God, spiritual growth and ministry took off when I grew serious about reading. I began to change…I could see it and feel it. Other people noticed the change in me. I began to grow by leaps and bounds.
Today, I read 80 to 100 books every year and have been doing so for the past 13 years.
Reading has changed my entire life!
In today’s world, reading is a click away. I can download a book on my Kindle in about 20 seconds.
Let me encourage you today to become a reader and start on an incredible journey of growth and change.