Friday, December 19, 2008


One of my all time favorite leaders is polar explorer Ernest Shackelton. If you aren’t familiar with the story of his voyage and leadership of the Endurance. I would highly recommend Shackelton’s account of the journey “South” or Alfred Lansing’s retelling in “Endurance.”
When Shackelton was looking for a crew for his expedition to Antarctica he ran this announcement in the papers:

MEN WANTED for Hazardous Journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.

He received 5,000 responses for the 27 available positions!

It is a great lesson that we love to respond to challenges.

What God-sized challenge is being presented to you today?

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