About 17 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 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 15 years. Reading has changed my entire life.
Romans 12:2 says that “we are transformed by the renewing of our mind.”
Reading certainly does that. I have a library containing over 6000 books, my Kindle has almost 100 books on it and I read 5 or 6 blogs a day…Read!
Make time to increase your knowledge, expand your imagination and watch God change you. Become a reader.