(Excerpted from some of his leadership lessons)
Being faithful is taking a direction towards a destiny; it is trotting a path directed towards God’s will and God’s ways.
Cynicism is the enemy of Faith and Faithfulness.
It’s not enough to have the brilliant flash of doing something right in a moment. It is necessary to show that you can sustain effort over the long haul. We’ve got some strobe light personalities whose bright lights only blind us to the fact that brilliance is all too rare. We need a different kind of person. Each and every one of you need to be an example. Some of you have been examples in diligence. Some of you have been examples in creativity. Some of you have been examples in courage. But all of you need to be examples in faithfulness–faithfulness to God.
Some think that faithfulness is simply enduring to the end, doing what you ought to do and being what you ought to be no matter how you feel about it. There is a certain amount of truth to that, but that view doesn’t take into account the fact that faithfulness can not only change how you feel about yourself, but it can actually change your character so that you can be the very best you. That’s what faithfulness does for you.
Our goal is not merely to behave in a certain way, but to be more like Jesus. Therefore, the standards to which we commit ourselves not only include what we do, but how we think and feel—because the Bible tells us, “As a man thinketh, so he is.” Faithfulness must extend to our thoughts and feelings because both move us either toward or away from being godly people.