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How to Win a Fight Every Time

Michael Anthony, Godfactor Founder & President | March 14th, 2014 | Blog, Leadership, Personal Growth, Resources

We’ve all done it – engaged in spiritual warfare while not being very spiritual in the process. In Italian, we call that “stunad” (pronounced stew-nod). It means “stupid.” You don’t have to understand Italian to realize that fighting a spiritual battle in the power of the flesh is not only stupid but also an exercise in futility. You’ll lose all the time. But you don’t have to be a loser. Here are a few thoughts on how you can fight like a “spiritual powerhouse” – and win a spiritual battle every single time.

Beliefs Birth Behavior

Michael Anthony, Godfactor Founder & President | March 7th, 2014 | Blog, Leadership, Personal Growth, Relationships

I SAY THIS OFTEN because I know it’s the one thing that determines everything: What you believe about God is the single most important thing about you. It eclipses everything else by a landslide. Nothing else is as strategic, as powerful, as life-changing as what you believe about God. Everything you did this past week, everything you do today – indeed, everything you have ever done, are doing now and will ever do, is a reflection of what you truly believe about God. How can I say this with such confidence? Because I’ve proven it true by my own failures. 

Missing the Big One

Michael Anthony, Godfactor Founder & President | February 24th, 2014 | Blog, Personal Growth

THE CULTURE WE LIVE IN HAS US CONDITIONED FOR REPLAY. Miss a sitcom? No worries, you can catch it on the internet. If it’s a popular series, stream it on the rebound and you’re on your way. But life isn’t like that. There are some things in life that if you miss them they are gone. Forever. There is no replay. No second chance.

What Your Underwear Says About God

Michael Anthony, Godfactor Founder & President | February 18th, 2014 | Blog, Leadership, Personal Growth, Resources

“When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his garments and divided them into four parts, one part for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom, so they said to one another ‘Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be.’ This was to fulfill the Scripture which says,

Slay the Narcissist : Become a Knight

Michael Anthony, Godfactor Founder & President | January 31st, 2014 | Blog, Leadership

Has chivalry died, or is it merely sleeping, having been distracted by the lesser things in life that often take us away from living lives of greatness?

4 THINGS You Should NEVER ASSUME

Michael Anthony, Godfactor Founder & President | January 27th, 2014 | Blog, Leadership, Personal Growth

If you are serious about soaring higher with God, there are FOUR THINGS you should never assume – and we learn what they are through the story of a young man who was harassed all his life. The story, and the lessons, are found in Luke 9:37-43 . . .

Becoming a Cultural Catapult

Michael Anthony, Godfactor Founder & President | January 23rd, 2014 | Blog, Leadership

Culture is a lot like the wind. It’s everywhere. But where does it come from? Our work places, homes, churches, schools and neighborhoods all have a particular culture. Culture is the characteristic reputation, feel and environment of a place, or group of people. Your home, for instance, can be characterized as loving or hostile, peaceful or hectic. Take a church, for instance. No matter the size, every church can be described by words that tell us something about its culture. Is it impersonal or warm? Does it feel small, even if it is large? Is it relaxed or formal?

Do Not Waste Your Platform

Michael Anthony, Godfactor Founder & President | January 20th, 2014 | Blog, Leadership

Everyone has a platform. Some know it – but don’t know what to do with it. They use it poorly, if at all. Others don’t realize their platform, and haven’t a clue how to use it. Very few realize their platform, embrace it, and use it well. Which describes you? How are you using your platform?

Disciple or Dabbler? Crucifixion and the Christ-Follower

Michael Anthony, Godfactor Founder & President | January 13th, 2014 | Blog, Personal Growth, Resources

The trend today is to be fashionable, modern, relevant, cutting-edge. Attractive. But what does God find attractive? Have we recreated God in our own image? For Jesus, nothing was (and is) more cutting edge for a disciple than living a crucified life. Crucifixion was an appalling concept to the crowd in Jesus’ day – and it’s at odds with much of what is being preached, written about and replicated among many Christ-followers today. (I include myself when I talk about the struggle to embrace a crucified life).

Serious? Stop It!

Michael Anthony, Godfactor Founder & President | January 10th, 2014 | Blog, Personal Growth, Relationships

If you’re like me, you can unintentionally gravitate toward taking yourself waaaaay more seriously than you should. In fact, it’s not only a drag to take yourself too serious – it’s also not very healthy. Consider the negative consequences of taking yourself too seriously: