Bob Goff is the New York Times Best-Selling Author of Love Does, as well as an attorney who founded Restore International, a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Uganda and India. Bob often appears at various leadership and university events, inspiring current and future influencers to get to the ”do” part of life.
With a team of dedicated people, Restore International has pursued justice for the needy. Restore worked with Uganda’s judiciary in bringing to trial over 200 cases, including cases involving children who were languishing in jail without trial. In India, Restore investigated and intervened to relieve minor girls from a life of forced prostitution, leading to the identification and arrest of over 80 perpetrators. Restore now has a school in Northern Uganda called the Restore Leadership Academy.
I want this life of ours to count.
People in NY aren’t huggers. I hug them anyways. So what, sue me!
Sometimes our signals get crossed. We think Jesus is waving hello to us when in reality he’s signalling, “Come follow me.”
Key thought 1 John 3:18 – Lets us not love with words and speech but with actions and in truth
We do stuff to know the answer to two questions.
Who are you?
What do you want?
I want to move from agreeing with Jesus to doing stuff with Jesus.
You can do a lot of stuff, but what is it that Jesus made you to do? If you do a bunch of that, then you will be a leader.
Ephesians 4 – Live a life worth of the calling you have received. Don’t live his or her life. Live a life of the calling you’ve received.
If you want to find out what you were called to do, let it develop over time. Don’t rush it. We see through a mirror dimly. It will come into focus, but it will take a little time.
What it means to be a father that loves a son is “Land the plane.” (He gave an example about landing a plan in a canyon. he let his son land it, they were terrified, but they landed the plan)
If we weren’t afraid in leadership we could live the high calling of the life God has called us to.
realized about myself that I am a poser. You don’t have to pose anymore. Don’t be afraid. Start living your life!
Bob knows he’s been called to do justice.
Maria (his wife) saw who Bob was becoming as a young punk.
See people based on who they are becoming
If you begin to see who people are becoming you will start to blow the doors off!
When you get to heaven, don’t you just hope Jesus touches you on the nose and says, “you rascal, I love you.”
If you want to lead strong in your communities say yes when it seems crazy to say yes!
Every single Thursday I quit something.
If you make margin in your life, jesus will fill it!
Why will God do that? because He wants to blow your minds!
Here’s the punchline. Why does he do this? So that no one will boast. It’s all about Him.
Be Not Afraid!
God’s ability to forgive us isn’t limited by our ability to understand it.
You want to get stuff right in your leadership, get the exclamation point right. Jesus is always the explanation point!
Think about what God has done.
Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord