Fresh Hope – 23rd April 2016

Gordon Ramsay – love him or hate him – is a great chef and a good leader.

I remember one of his TV shows that we used to love to watch called ‘Kitchen Nightmares’.

People in the restaurant business who weren’t happy with their failing businesses would call him in to help them turn their business around.
I used to love to see his courage and honesty at going into the restaurant, that in many cases had been in their family for years and completely slate them and tell the truth. Sometimes, his honesty and bluntness would make you cringe.
He’d confront the owner, the menu, the décor, the staff, the rubbish cooking, even the personal cleanliness of the head waiter.

He’d get many different responses. Some would embrace the change and ‘lap it up’. Others would resist change but would eventually take on the advice and then there would be those who clearly said his advice wasn’t welcome and proved to be very difficult.

I found that final response very confusing. Why ask a professional personal with loads of experience to help you, and then hate him for his advice?!

The great thing about the show, was those who took the advice, saw their businesses turn around and flourish. A happy ending.

A wise person said “if you want to see something you’ve never seen before, you’ve got to do something you’ve never done before.”

Confronting issues in your own life is never easy.
Yet today, I encourage myself and yourself to have the courage to confront stuff that isn’t right and to set about making those changes that will get you to where you need to be.
Ask someone who you respect for help, to be honest with you and to encourage you.

Surely, there is nothing worse than getting to the end of your life and wondering how it could have been different.

Have the courage to confront today! Tackle that issue head on.

The Bible says “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”

Pastor Gillian

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