Default Mode Decisions

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Viewpoint

Today a realization came to me. I realized that there are so many people that live their lives in the default mode (I catch myself doing it all the time). The dictionary defines, “default” as: a) Failure to act; inaction or neglect; b) Failure to perform a task or fulfill an obligation; c) Failure to do something required by duty. I hope you caught the key word – FAILURE.

So many people in their “fear of failure” fail to make a decision and ultimately end up being a failure.

Why do we, as children of the Most High God live such sub-par lives? Why do we end up settling for less? Why do we allow the world and other people dictate how we ought to live rather than listening to God?

To this day, I have not found too many default decisions that brought forth great fruit in my life. We need to find more men and women who are courageous enough that they are willing to lay everything on the line for God’s glory and say what was said in Esther 4:16, “And if I perish, I perish.”

The Hebrew word for “perish” is kalah. It means, “to cease, to fail, to faint, to finish, to fulfil.” Can we honestly say, “If I fail, I fail”? The greatest truth in all this is that no matter what happens, God is for us and He will never forsake us, especially when we fail.

May the words of Nehemiah remind us of this truth – “But in your great mercy you did not put an end to them or abandon them, for you are a gracious and merciful God” (Neh 9:31).

HMCC’s Mighty Men

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Vision

I am reminded of King David’s mighty men in the Bible. In 2 Samuel 23, we get a glimpse of these men – they were warriors. In our culture today, we have feminized men in such a way that we are not living up to our destiny. There are times when we are afraid to step up to the plate and do great things for God.

In the last several months, I have been really convicted about doing my part in raising up men of God who will do great exploits for the Kingdom of God. It is important to raise a new generation of male leadership in the church. So far, we have gone through two full cycles of college students (2 four-year cycles). Now we are at a crossroad in our church. As we will be planting more churches in the next 2-3 years, we need to see more pastors, missionaries and leaders raised up.

This week, I sent out an invitation to TEAM Community (our leadership team) and asked if there were any guys interested in spending time together to pray and seek God’s will for their lives, especially those that were thinking about being a pastor or a missionary. There were 12 guys who responded. I am confident that out of this group God will raise up some of the next generation of leaders in our church.

Our first meeting will be tomorrow morning at 7:53AM.
Why strange meeting time? A test.

One thing I tell people is that if they want to run with me, then they will have to set their watches to the GMT.