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WILL YOU FINISH YOUR RACE?
by Roy Todd

Starting is easy – but finishing well is what REALLY matters.

Looking back over 20 years of ministry, I’ve seen many people begin with great passion only to quit along the way. Lots of them were gifted and talented with huge God given potential. However, today, they’re no longer in the race. Some fell and never ran again. Others got weary and gave up. There were even those who became conceited and untrainable, thinking they’d made it when they were nowhere near the finish line. Ability was never the issue. It was always about the heart.

It takes character to run your race well, consistency to keep on track and courage to stay the course. It’s the easiest thing in the world to quit. That’s the reason why so many people do it. Question is, in a year from now, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years – what about you? Will you still be running your race? Or will you merely be numbered among those who opted for a more convenient life?

Hebrews 12:1 says ‘Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us‘. The background of this statement was the ancient Olympic games. In those days, the relay race was the premier sporting event. This involved a runner carrying a baton to a certain place, at which point they would pass it on to a team mate whose job was to run and pass the baton on again. This was a team effort, each member depending on the other to run well. So when the author of Hebrews writes about ‘the race marked out for us‘, this was the scenario he had in mind, alluding to the idea of serving God’s purpose faithfully in a world of faithlessness.

The point is…today is your race. You only get one chance to run this, and that’s why it’s important to run well. There has been a generation who ran before you. They gave you your start. But there’s also a generation that’s yet to come who will one day run from where you finish off. That’s why it’s imperative to finish well. The better you finish, the greater the start they’ll have. Remember, God’s purpose is ALWAYS generational. Proverbs 13:22 reminds us that ‘A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children’.

The question still stands. What about you? Will you finish your race? Will you complete your task? Will you fulfil what God has asked you to do? Will you be faithful & loyal to the end? How you finish your race will influence more lives than you know. That’s why it’s worth it to finish well.

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YOU’RE NOT MEANT TO ‘FIT IN’
by Roy Todd

Are you ready for a shocking confession? Ok, here goes. All my life, I’ve never really felt like I’ve fitted in. I don’t mention this to garner nauseating sympathy or to adapt some kind of victim status. No, it’s just an honest reflection about how I’ve always felt.

At school, I was never really the sporting type. While all my mates were playing football, I was in a music room practising classical piano. When I went on to pursue further music studies, I always felt different because I was a working class boy among a bunch of artistic upper/middle class students from far wealthier backgrounds. Then when I had the opportunity to take music further, I left it all behind and departed for England to study theology. This was to the absolute shock of my music tutors who were completely bewildered by my strange decision as they’d had high hopes for me as a musician.

When I arrived in England, I always felt different. Having an Irish accent didn’t help in this regard. Repeating every sentence twice during conversations became routine. As an Irish guy living in England during the so-called ‘troubles’, I sometimes felt like I was on the receiving end of more than a hint of suspicion too.

After graduation, while other people my age went on to pursue careers and earn lots of money, I went into ministry (against some very strong advice). But I wasn’t just a ‘normal’ church minister. Oh no. I became a poorly paid itinerant speaker for a regional network of 60 churches in the north of England. After four years, I began to travel nationally and then internationally, with doors opening all over the world. At one point, I seriously considered moving to America where there was no shortage of speaking invitations. But something inside of me felt unfulfilled by this idea. So to the complete surprise and even dismay of many of my colleagues & friends, I ceased travelling and decided to plant a church in Loughborough. Even this was different – pioneered from scratch, meeting in a Cinema and with a vibe which was quite different from ‘normal’ church. The story could go on….Yup, I’ve always felt like I never really fitted in.

Yet in a strange way, it’s amazing to look back and see how God has influenced this for good. You see, at the heart of everything I’ve ever done has been a genuine desire to serve God. I haven’t always got it right. But when the heart is right, God has an amazing way of guiding us to where he wants us to be. In a sense, when you decide to follow Jesus, you’re not meant to fit in. You aren’t called to be ‘normal’ either. Besides, what difference has ‘normal’ ever made? Of course, this doesn’t mean going out of your way to be weird! It just means that you have a perspective on life which lots of people don’t understand. That’s ok.

Romans 12:2 says ‘Do not conform to the pattern of this world‘. In other words, no-matter what’s going on around you, it’s always better to serve God than just fit in with the crowd. Remember, people who just ‘fit in’ don’t make a difference. But people who have the courage to follow their God given convictions do. So there…being ‘different’ is ok after all.

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THERE IS NO BOX
by Roy Todd

The term ‘out of the box’ is sometimes used to describe a way of thinking which breaks with conventional wisdom and dares to be different. People who consider themselves ‘radical’ often take great encouragement when they’re described this way. 

However, there is a fundamental problem with thinking ‘out of the box’. There is no box. It doesn’t exist nor has it ever existed. It is a figment of imagination, a self imposed limitation which only dwells in the world of it’s own thought life.

Most of our limitations are myths of the mind. When we ‘think out of the box’, we end up trying too hard to conquer limitations which aren’t actually there, congratulating ourselves in the process for this incredible feat of genius. But rather than accomplishing something great, ‘out of the box’ thinking tends to become fixated on theory rather than practice – philosophising rather than realising. In the end, little or nothing is actually achieved. It’s more about proving something to ourselves than accomplishing something of genuine significance.

Most truly ‘radical’ people have never really thought of themselves as radical. It’s rare to hear such a thinker describe themselves as ‘out of the box’. They are pragmatic in the main, thinking normally and practically about how they can get things done. It’s this contrast which makes them appear radical in a world of negativity that stifles possibility.

In his ministry, the thing which Jesus spoke most about was ‘the Kingdom’. In simple, practical terms, this is all about learning to make God’s reality our reality here on earth. It is for this reason He taught us to pray ‘Your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven‘. In other words, the things which God values become what we value. Whatever God is passionate about, we become passionate about too.

Instead of thinking ‘out of the box’, it’s better to just think ‘Kingdom’. This way, radical becomes normal, supernatural becomes natural and extra-ordinary becomes ordinary. With our God, ALL things are possible.

 

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STAYING SANE IN A WORLD OF CRAZY
by Roy Todd

The world has gone CRAZY lately! You’ve noticed, right? Actually, when has it ever been sane? History teaches us that when human pride is involved, there’s a madness that ensues which will do anything to get it’s way. Egotism has led to anarchy, wars, racism, injustice and just about every other kind of stupidity you can possibly imagine.

The thing about pride is that it feeds on insecurity. While arrogance gives off the appearance of strength, it is actually just the cheap intimidation of confidence. You see, it takes a secure heart to be confident. It is teachable, humble and will say ‘sorry’ when it gets something wrong. Arrogance is never willing to do that. It is shallow, spineless & selfish, and it’s insecurity will always feel the need to prove itself by picking fights, bullying and making others feel small so it can feel big. Remember, little people belittle people.

Scary thing is…we’re all capable of developing an arrogant spirit. It’s insanity can so easily creep into our lives. How many times do good people get overcome with the madness of bitterness, unforgiveness, pride & hatred – willing to say or do just about anything to hurt others they don’t like? It’s crazy!!

So how do you stay sane in this mad world? Is it possible to keep a level head in the midst of a divided & dehumanising society that seems to care more about winning fights than winning people? Well, here’s the revolutionary advice of Jesus in Matthew 16:24-26. Hold on while you read it….

‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?’

Radical and unconventional as ever, Jesus teaches us about how to change the world. This is as gritty and real as it gets. It’s about denying your pride. It’s about ‘taking up your cross’ i.e. dying to selfishness. It’s about following HIS lead rather than doing your own thing. Paradoxically, far from limiting liberty, these things are the key to freedom. This is how you’ll stay sane in this crazy world.

As the world gets crazier, be sure not to engage in the rat race. Thing is, even if you win, you’re still a rat. So it’s not worth it. Instead, take up the challenge of surrendering everything to God. This is not weakness, it’s confidence – secure, at peace and courageous. When we learn to let go of ourselves, that’s when we discover the life of God.

 

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HE SETS ASIDE THE FIRST

Hebrews 10:9 says, ‘He sets aside the first to establish the second’. The context of this verse is to do with a transition from the old testament to the new. Old covenant law could not save us, only God’s grace can do that. So Christ came to establish a better way and this is essentially what the book of Hebrews is all about.

Yet there is something profoundly relevant about this particular phrase, especially when you’re transitioning from one season into another. Looking back, no doubt the past will have had moments of joy you celebrated as well as challenges you’ve had to negotiate. However, whatever has gone before, a new season is a time to set aside the past in order to move forward into the future. Time doesn’t wait for anybody. As much as there’s wisdom in learning lessons from the tougher experiences, it’s never wise to spend too long ruminating over them. The latter tends to exaggerate challenging seasons above what they deserve and can develop into an unhealthy obsession.

Setting aside the past requires grace and humility. It means some things need to be left behind. Here are a few of them:

Hurts – There’s an old saying which says that ‘hurt people hurt people‘. So no point carrying hurts with you into the future. Ask God to give you a grace to forgive, just as He did with you. There’s freedom in forgiveness.

Disappointments – So ok, maybe some things didn’t work out for you as you’d hoped. Learn what you can from them and let go. There are new opportunities ahead.

Grievances – Victim thinking is one of the most limiting & faith destroying things that can fester in a person’s life. The enemy wants you to hold on to it. God wants you to let go. Guess who has your best interests at heart? Better to let go then.

Attitudes – Let go of stinking thinking. In other words, attitudes you might have developed that are dishonouring and damaging. Read Phil 2:5-11 to find out about the kind of attitude God wants us to develop.

Cynicism – This is a nasty mind filter which contaminates thoughts, words and actions. Cynicism gives up on others very quickly, judging them and condemning them without grace and compassion. Let go of this before it develops any further. It’s seriously bad for your faith.

Failures – Remember, failure is not the end. If you’ve still got breath in your being, then there’s hope for you. Get up, freshen yourself and start again. Be sure not to wallow in self pity.

God has a plan. Our job, as Christians, is to follow Him. He knows what He is doing. Don’t let past issues determine your future. When this happens, it becomes a hindrance to the joy of today and the blessing of tomorrow. A new season is a time to resolve in your heart that the old has gone and the new has come. God has set aside the first in order to establish the second. Therefore lean totally into His grace. This is all you really need. 

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START WELL – FINISH WELL
by Roy Todd

church leicesterIt’s good to start well – but it’s even better to finish well. The way you transition from one season to another determines HOW you enter that new season of your life. That’s why it is wise to be resolute in honouring the things which really matter, especially relationships. It’s never healthy to view other people as commodities who can be dispensed with should they no longer seem useful. This undermines the value which God places on people and creates a state of heart that can easily develop into a culture of hardness, hopelessness & even hatred.

In seasonal transitions, it’s far better to cherish those who God has placed in your life, treating them with Godly honour in every decision you make, even when it gets tough. You won’t regret it in the long run, that’s for sure.

At this time of year when lots of people make new year resolutions, perhaps some less elaborate aspirations wouldn’t go amiss (one’s you won’t forget by March!). For example, how about determining in your heart that whatever you start this year, you will finish well? This is a truly noble aim.

In a sense, good starts are easy. Everything feels fresh and clean at the beginning. But as time goes on, the freshness wanes and circumstances can become a bit messy. This is where honour needs to kick in. Nothing spoils a good start more than a bad finish. It’s always honourable to finish well.

Hebrews 12:1-3 says ‘Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross,scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.’

Jesus sets the example of what it truly means to start well and finish well. Lets learn from it. Believing the BEST for you and your family in 2017!

 

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HANDLING CRITICISM
by Roy Todd

If you should ever lift your head above the parapet and attempt something new, then you will experience criticism at times. This is just inevitable. There’s no avoiding it. But it is wise to know how to handle it well.

Not everybody understands your journey and nor is it reasonable to expect them to. The disappointment of feeling misunderstood can often be the very thing that feeds insecurity in the hearts of dreamers. In this case, criticism is always personal and painful. However, when we learn to settle in our heart that not everyone ‘gets you’, then this managed expectation will go some way to helping us handle it better.

Having said that, criticism can still hurt. When your heart is right and you’ve been working to do good, it can be wounding to hear someone express their disappointment in something you’ve said or done, especially when the intent behind it was honourable.

Sometimes criticism is valid, or at least partly valid! Lets face it, none of us are perfect. We all have the potential to mess up. In this case, a large dose of humble pie is the order of the day. A simple apology for a mistake you’ve made can go a long way to putting it right. There are some battles in life which are just not worth fighting since there are no spoils in victory. Interestingly, a heartfelt ‘sorry’ can actually enhance a person’s credibility and gain them respect. There have been times in my own life when I’ve publicly acknowledged challenging situations I could have handled far better. See, I guess I’m still learning on the journey. Craig Groeshel got it right when he observed “people would rather be around a leader who is always real than always right”. I’m just deeply grateful for God’s grace – and for the grace of those people in my life who stay faithful & keep loving me despite my flaws.

Of course there are times when criticism is unjust and unfair. When motives are questioned & the critique is aggressive or even bullying, this can be tough to handle. When we first pioneered the Junction Church, I’ll never forget receiving a long email from someone who I’d never met in my life who was absolutely scathing about this ‘new church’. The level aggression was disproportionate to any legitimate concerns. It genuinely saddened me to think that another Christian would choose to believe the worst, without so much as a conversation. However, instead of reacting in anger, I chose to respond in grace. This was the wisest thing I could possibly have done, and it is something I’ve never regretted. Years later, the warnings of doom never materialised. Actually, the very opposite happened. 

The point is that wisdom sometimes means staying quiet when you’d prefer to speak up. Other times, it means speaking up when you’d prefer to be quiet. Whatever criticisms you might face in your life, God’s wisdom is the key to dealing with it. If you need to apologise, do it well. If you’re faced with unjust judgments, hold your nerve and stay gracious & humble. God will vindicate you in his own good time. In every circumstance, James encourages us to seek God’s wisdom and the promise is that God will give it to us ‘liberally’ (James 1:5).

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TOXIC CULTURE VS HEALTHY CULTURE
by Roy Todd

No-matter how great a vision is, culture is what REALLY matters. It will either carry vision to life or crush it to death.

Culture simply means ‘our way of doing things’. Every country has one. So does every business, home and church (yes church!). This can either be toxic or healthy. Here’s the difference:

TOXIC CULTURE tends to be cynical, mean spirited and fault finding. This vibe empowers and emboldens the sarcastic voices who feel better about themselves when they’re criticising others. Unfortunately, this kind of atmosphere kills confidence, creates animosity and causes a general feeling of ‘not good enough’ – a way of thinking which can NEVER bring out the best in other people. Toxic culture can at first appear honest – but it’s not. It is actually extremely hazardous. It’s focus is selfish rather than generous and ultimately, no-one thrives in an environment like that.

HEALTHY CULTURE is go-getting, positive and focused on finding solutions rather than languishing in problems. It empowers people with confidence by encouraging their strengths rather than jumping on their weaknesses. When this happens, everyone gets better – and even the area’s of weakness become stronger too. It raises the bar, causing people to rise higher in faith and life. It can take a long time for leaders to cultivate healthy culture (it will be strongly resisted and even misunderstood) – but ultimately, it produces a healthy environment where people can truly develop and flourish.

At the Junction Church in Leicester and Loughborough, our passion is to create healthy culture. We profoundly understand that it’s from this environment that giants of the faith can emerge. Toxicity will only do the very opposite. It’s our heart to capture Heaven’s culture. After all, this is what Jesus specifically taught us to pray …’your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven…‘ Wow…heaven on earth….now that’s healthy culture.

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THE PURPOSE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
by Roy Todd

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity (Father, Son, Spirit). It’s important to note that he’s a person….not an atmosphere. In Matthew 3:16, he’s likened to the dove. This is no coincidence since the dove is amongst the purest of birds, only dwelling where they feel welcomed. This is like the Holy Spirit. He’s not interested in an occasional visitation but rather in habitation. His desire is to make his home in our hearts. That’s the essence of what we mean when we talk about being ‘filled with the Spirit’.

And what is the Holy Spirit’s purpose? To empower us. To guide us. To lead us. Ultimately, his mission is to equip us to carry the love of Christ into our world. In Acts 1:8, Jesus said ‘But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’

When we experience the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives, this should never lead to an insular or self indulgent experience. This would be to completely miss the point. Everything the Holy Spirit does is not so much about getting us to look inward – but rather helping us see outward.

The evidence of a truly Spirit filled church is a compelling, passionate and loving commitment to reaching out to those who don’t yet know Jesus. In his first letter to the Christians at Corinth, Paul the apostle had to strongly rebuke a church which had the appearance of being Spirit filled but in reality was selfish, insular & deeply divided. They didn’t really care about reaching out to those who had not yet experienced Jesus. As far as Paul was concerned, this was a travesty – as far removed from the purpose of the Holy Spirit as it was possible to get.

It’s always wise to remember the Holy Spirit’s purpose and to keep this as our focus. Nothing dishonours him more than when we trivialise him and make it all about ourselves. The only reason why the Spirit fills us up is to send us out.

My heart for the Junction Church in Leicester and Loughborough is that we would be a truly Spirit filled church. Not weird. Not wacky. Not flag waving. Not giving place to embarrassing ‘spiritual’ freak shows that draw in weird loving Christians but which drive away non-believers. No way. Our heart is to be a community where the Holy Spirit feels welcome – and where we can catch the essence of his heart – a heart which longs for people to know Jesus. That’s the kind of church the Holy Spirit loves to work through. That’s what we want.

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WORDS
by Roy Todd

WORDS. They have the potential to do great good. But when spoken unwisely, they can cause terrible hurt.

When the apostle James wrote in his letter about the power of the tongue, this was before the era of social media. But no doubt the same principle applies to the words we write as well as speak. James urges us to think carefully before we use words (James 3:5). His epistle is worth a read.

Jesus also challenges us to take care in our use of words. He says in Matthew 12:36 “But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.” This is an incredibly sobering thought – that one day, we will all give account for our words (conversations, tweets, statuses, instagram posts etc), even the thoughtless ones. That’s why it’s better to use words to build up rather than pull down.

Thing is, once they’re spoken (or written), we can never get our words back.

There’s a story about a rabbi who slandered another rabbi because he was jealous of his apparent ‘success’. This resulted in his colleague having to leave town over something which simply wasn’t true or fair. Many years later, the perpetrator of the slanderous rumour found out that he had a terminal illness. Wanting to make amends before his passing, he confessed to a senior rabbi the untruth he’d said about his colleague. Asked what he should now do, the senior rabbi took a feather pillow case, opened the window and proceeded to rip it outside the room. He then asked his junior colleague to go and retrieve all the feathers. ‘It’s impossible. You know I can’t’ said the junior rabbi. “Yes,” said the senior rabbi, “that is how it is: once a word leaves your mouth, it flies on the wings of the wind, and you can never get it back” He then strongly encouraged the junior rabbi to urgently seek the forgiveness of his former colleague.

It’s an old story…but the principle is true. You can never get your words back. That’s why it’s always better to use them in a way that builds up rather than pulls down. An unwise word spoken (or written) in the heat of a moment might make you feel better in the short term – but it’s long term damage is usually felt just at the time when you regret having spoken it. How many relationships have been undermined by careless words? 

It’s always better to talk well of people. To speak faithfully and loyally of others is to build trust and confidence. Speak kindly. Speak generously. Speak lovingly. Speak graciously. Speak honourably. You’ll never regret it.

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