“When I stop dreaming, when I stop allowing my heart to really dream about things that apart from God are impossible, I not longer kind of lean in, I begin to lean back. I don’t engage, I disengage. And I would say the greatest thing in the world you could do for your kids is to be a dreamer that’s pursuing what God has in your life.”
“if your kids don’t see the sabbath day as their favorite day of the week, then you’re doing it wrong”
“the best way that I can be a strong father is to be the the most profound loving husband I can be… Children need to know to the degree that they’re able that those two people. Love each other deeply”
“When we’re feeling stuck, think sailboat, not speedboat. What if the wind is just not blowing? What if this is the time to learn and to be humble and to say, what can I take away from this versus a pointing at all the things that are wrong? What can I experience now that will help me be the dad that my kids need me to be?”
You might not know what to do. You might say some things wrong, but do not bail. Don’t walk away, don’t ignore the issue… Don’t abdicate the responsibility of being a parent to the culture. You’re the parent. God put you in that role for a reason and you might not know the exact thing to say or do…. but got to be there. You got to be present.
“So if I’ve got an anger issue, but I’m not seeing it. Will I have enough humility so. Will I have enough strength, Jeff, to ask somebody, ‘Hey, will you help me see some things in my life?’ See it’s a person of strength who’s willing to admit I’ve got an anger problem or I’ve got a spending problem. People of weakness, will never admit they have an issue.”
“You pass on who you are more than what you know you want to be the whole, the most whole, healed, healthy in every sense of the word, man that you can pass on.”
One thing I learned is you can’t just set the goal, like you got to reverse engineer it and figure out what are the daily habits that are going to get you to those goals. And that’s where the magic happens. That’s where the hard work habits. And that really is the key to going after those goals.
“I just I can’t emphasize enough for myself and other people that I’ve journeyed with the value of finding authentic people that are willing to tell the truth and have grace and love in that.”
Nick Hall is the visionary of Together, author of the book Reset, and the Founder and Chief Communicator for Pulse. As an evangelistic voice to this generation, Nick Hall has shared the Gospel at hundreds of events to more than five million people and is regularly featured as a speaker for pastors gatherings, student conferences, training events, and festivals around the world.