- I am intentional with all of my relationships. The overall purpose for any relationship is to push them towards Jesus. At the end of the day, I want all of my friends, relatives, church members, staff, and family to say that I pushed them to be more like Jesus.
- I am authentic. I know what it was like to be fake, to live a lie, to play the game. Not anymore. I purpose to live in such a way that you will always see the real me. What you see on Sunday will be the same man you see Monday through Saturday. There is not two different men. There is no masks or costumes. There is no front. There is just me. Part of being authentic is showing that you are not perfect. Sometimes, people see your flaws, and see when you make mistakes. It is all a part of life.
- I am a teacher. I take the Great Commission seriously. There is a definite need to know where each of your relationships stand. I want to be actively discipling people so that they can advance in the process of conforming to the image of Christ.
I have made it a point in my life to constantly live in such a way as to push people to be like Jesus and follow passionately after him. When I stand before Christ, I will not be held accountable for how many friends I had, how much money I gave to my church, or how many mission trips I went on. The mistake I made in that relationship is still difficult to deal with. However, I believe that God allows it to be a constant reminder for me so that I never go make that same kind of mistake again.