The beauty of running a start-up is that you see the world through lenses that you ordinarily would not. One of our current struggle at LLA is where to hold our meetings! Each time we schedule a meeting and especially if it is for the wider group, my first headache is where we will hold the meeting. Our default meeting point has become church as many of our forums are on weekdays or on Saturday (and even this is never easy to get). As I have searched for a church that can host us, I have been heartbroken at how inaccessible the church has become (physically and otherwise). I will explain. (more…)
I am on a journey to demystify the prophetic ministry. I am loving these journey, learning from the Father and taking steps towards this being less mysterious. In part 1 I shared how I have in the recent past struggled with the prophetic ministry. I shared how this struggle was fed by the fear of human-dependence that I have seen this ministry breed. God led me to read the book of 1 Corinthians 14 and as I was studying these chapter, I came across this article that seemed to summarise my fears – almost from my head to the paper it was written on. Here’s what it said: (more…)
I have come to realise the value of a clear mission and vision. An organisation that is crystal clear on why it exists, and then it applies razor-kind of focus to this mission, can go very far. I find lessons on this across the Word of God. The last instructions Christ gives to His disciples are meant to ensure that they have a very clear mission and vision: “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” The disciples were to do many things, but in the end those things were to add up to their one mission – Go and Make Disciples. (more…)
Over the last few weeks, I have been thinking about how to make some changes to some aspects of the Lapid Leaders Experience. God had given me a vague picture of the end product, but the in between was still very unclear, and so I ended up talking to an uncle for ideas on how to effect this vision. This uncle told me that he would link me up with some influential people in his circles who could then give me ideas on how to effect the changes. The people he wanted to link me up with were in my books not a good idea, I felt that they would be inaccessible and would not be in a position to put in the hours to the vision I was working on. However, my uncle disagreed with me. He told me that my problem was that I was thinking of the short term headache rather than focusing on the long term goal. He told me that my long term goal was best served by these influential people that he wanted to introduce me to. (more…)
Finally the before Lapid journey is on paper…..
One of the questions that I am guaranteed to be asked in any media interview or speaking engagement, is why I chose to leave a ‘high flying’ job to start Lapid Leaders Africa. Initially, this question used to puzzle me as I sincerely did not see any reason not to. Afterall, the institutions I was working for, were also started by individuals like me, years ago. However, over time, I began to realise the importance of this question. ‘The Why Question’ is the most important question to any venture. It will be a reason that you will need to revisit time and time again. The last few weeks I have revised this why question – at my own prompting.
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Over the last few weeks, God has been challenging my faith! I consider myself a person of faith, I mean who quits a ‘high-flying job’ and starts a venture like Lapid Leaders Africa, only a woman of faith, right?! However, over the last few weeks God has been telling me that He’s not impressed by this my faith. Every week I have told Him, really God? Really? I literally live by faith not by sight and you tell me you are not impressed? And the answer has been a resounding yes~ (more…)
Our newspapers have become pretty predictable. Before this week is over, we will have a few pullouts on corruption scandals that will leave you thinking how hopelessly in trouble we are. if the newspapers fail (which they won’t), you will come across an investigative blog on how Imperial Bank went under and depending on your schooling, you will think either one of the following: a) This country has too much trouble, can I stick to my lane and ignore all the drama; b) We are too pessimistic, it is not as bad as it sounds; c) If they can steal and get away with it, I need to get a way of doing the same thing (more…)