97 | Reject Passivity & Lead with Courage (David Robbins)

97 | Reject Passivity & Lead with Courage (David Robbins)

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David Robbins:

As 17-year veterans of Cru, David and Meg Robbins have served in a variety of capacities, including team leaders in Pisa, Italy, campus directors at the University of Georgia, national director of Campus Field Ministries in campuses across Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi, national facilitator launching Cru’s Millennials Ministry in NYC, and now President of FamilyLife since 2017. They live in Little Rock, AR with their four children—Ford, Mim, Roe and Mac.

Conversation Notes:

  • 3:00 – David introduces himself and his family
  • 3:45 – David explains his job at FamilyLife and their moves as a family around the country
  • 3:50 – Joshua 1:16 “Then they answered Joshua, “Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.”
  • 5:35 – David explains the mission and vision for FamilyLife
  • https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
  • passport to purity
  • 6:20 – “Transformed people end up transforming other homes.”
  • 7:45 – The focus on being present with his kids
  • 8:30 – Asking questions to engage your kids hearts and pull something out of your kids
  • 9:12 – “Be present and be ok delighting in the hilarious stories”
  • 9:30 – Asking a 3rd question. Was there anything today that made you angry or upset or emotional?
  • 11:20. The manifesto statement bout fathers from FamilyLife: “…We are committed to turning the hearts of fathers back to their children by emphasizing the importance of their role as “father.” We are committed to exhorting every father to model a love for God and His Word, to model love for his wife, and to love his children. (Malachi 4:6; Ephesians 6:4; Colossians 3:20-21; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; 1 Timothy 3:4-5, 5:8)”
  • 12:03 – An absent father does not start with being absent. It starts when passivity starts to take over…”
  • 12:30 – “If we stay stepping in and reject passivity, leading courageously, leading spiritually, the ripple effect is amazing.”
  • 14:15 – David talks about his father
  • 16:00 – David explains his tendency for trying to earn love by being an overachiever and win people‘s approval
  • 18:05 – “The purpose of life is intimacy with God and He values character over competence every time. He values presence over performance all the time. Us encountering His presence.”
  • 18:45 – Asking the powerful question, “I would be more satisfied if _______”
  • 20:30 – “God uses us in our weakness. His power is made perfect in our weakness”
  • 20:45 – “If dependance is the goal, then weakness is actually an advantage”
  • Hosea 2
  • 22:30 – David explains his Sabbath
  • 24:20 – Seeing life with eyes of wonder through their three-year-old child
  • 25:40 – David unpacking his not so awesome dad fail
  • 26:50 – Story about trying to keep up appearances and hurting his kids because of his focus on his own reputation
  • 29:06. – David explains his family decision making framework for big decisions
  • 30:20 – Write down a core set of values and put it in a Ziploc bag and pray over it in the shower for a few months.
  • 32:00 – the significant question of “Am I surrendered?”
  • 32:15 – John chapter 15:5. Am I abiding? “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
  • 33:16 – David’s prayer:

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