My Strength is My Story with O.S. Hawkins, The Nehemiah CODE: It’s Never Too Late for a New Beginning
Ever felt like you need a fresh start and a chance to rebuild? It’s never too late for a new beginning. Dr. O.S. Hawkins shares how Nehemiah’s life story is the blueprint for a new beginning.
O.S. Hawkins: A husband of forty-eight years to Susie, father to their two daughters, and six grandchildren.
He has served pastorates, including The First Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and The First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas for more than 25 years.
Dr. Hawkins is the President and CEO of Guidestone Financial Resources serving over 250,000 pastors, church staff members, missionaries, doctors, university professors, and other Christian organizations.
He speaks regularly to business groups and church across the nation.
When Dr. Hawkins has a moment and extra energy, you will find him writing as he’s an author to more than 40 books. One set is the CODE series.
“We’ve been about loving people for a long, long time.” ~ O.S. Hawkins
Enjoy the multitude of topics discussed including the CODE series, comfort zones, delegation, golf, and a little football too!
- Susie, his wife
- Christ in me
- The Joshua Code
- Joshua 1:8
- The Jesus Code
- The Nehemiah Code
- New Beginning
- The Tee Shot
- Comfort zones
- Delegating vs. Dictating
- Judges 7
- Conflict Resolution
- The James Code
- Coach Mike Ditka
- John Madden
- Overcome obstacles
“Never cut what you can untie.” ~ O.S. Hawkins
Quotes and statements within the interview:
“I was 17 years old, had never heard a prayer in my home, never seen the Bible open in my home.”
“My senior year, I thought he was crazy, but I couldn’t get away from what he said.”
“Any time somebody buys one of the Code Books, every dime of the royalties all go to Mission:Dignity.”
“I began to see people coming to Christ.”
“In the gospels, there are 150 questions recorded that escaped His lips.”
“Most of us are looking for a new beginning.”
“He got started right by making an honest evaluation.”
“We need each other.”
“The greatest principle, I think that I know of leadership, in the Bible, outside the Bible, anywhere is over in the book of Judges.”
“Do as I do.”
“First of all, deal with it head on.”
“Instead of taking the time to untie the knots of broken relationships, it’s easier for some of us just to cut them off.”
“Timing is everything.”
“Conflict will tear your team apart.”
“Yards after contact.”
“It’s the YAC that really matters in life.”
“His mercies are new every morning!”
Getting started ~ A New Beginning
- Make an honest evaluation.
- Identify the need.
- Take personal responsibility.
- Move out of comfort zones.
What has your story gifted you?
“Life is about relationships.”
“You only have 3 relationships in life.”
“We are made to connect with each other.”
Resources mentioned in the episode:
- BOOK: The Nehemiah CODE
- Connect with O.S. Hawkins
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/OSHawkins
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oshawkins/
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