Sunday, July 20, 2014

My name is C.J. Stewart and I'm a good Steward

A Steward is a protector or guardian of something. This is a position of honor that everyone on earth is capable of fulfilling.

In order to become a steward you must first be Assessed

Statement: There are good stewards and bad stewards. Good stewards fulfill their role with excellence and bad stewards don't.

Question: What are 3 things that you are a steward of?

A steward has Intelligence

Statement: Intelligent people acquire and apply knowledge. Intelligent people know right from wrong and when wrong will make the positive adjustment quickly.

Question: What are 3 things that you are most intelligent about?

A steward is Respected

Statement: Respect is a positive feeling of esteem or deference for a person or other entity (such as a nation or a religion), and also specific actions and conduct representative of that esteem.

Question: Think of someone that you respect. What are the top 3 reasons that you respect them?

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Camp Grace is the place

Camp Grace is a place to draw to or closer to Christ.

There is a feeling of peace on the entire camp. For me that is important because I need to slow down from being busy and neglecting things and people that are more important than "doing stuff" everyday.

My mission in life that I believe is inspired by Christ is for me to be significant and to serve millions. My for profit business Diamond Directors as well as my charitable organization L.E.A.D. that I operate with my wife Kelli Stewart allows me to fulfill my life mission.

I believe that the only way to hear what Christ instructs us to do is to be in a quiet place and be quiet.

Camp Grace is a place to overcome your fears.

On the property there are so many fearful things for me to do like catching fish, zip lining and riding horses. I've gone fishing before with my dad and uncles when I was younger and I never touched the fish because I was scared that they would bite me. Zip lining has always been a non topic for me because I'm afraid of heights. Horses are too big and if I can't communicate with you it's hard to deal with you.

I overcame my fear of touching fish this week at Camp Grace and I actually traveled on the zip line and walked 50 feet on a tight rope. I was so physically tired when I was done doing both but mentally and emotionally stronger.

To be an effective leader, your spiritual, mental, emotional and physical tanks can't be empty. Camp Grace filled me up until we go back in November.

Camp Grace is a place to draw closer to others.

The mission of Camp Grace is to connect with like-minded partners in transforming the lives of under-served youth. Camp Grace strives to strengthen what their urban partners do by providing a high capacity, high quality overnight camp experience coupled with three additional relevant camp events through the year.

L.E.A.D. serves thousands of young men from Atlanta Public Schools directly and indirectly with programming every year. It's impossible to spend the quality time that we would like to with them while in Atlanta. Camp Grace gives us the time to get to know them in a safe place where we all feel vulnerable to share what's hurting us as well as what's empowering us.

In 2013, Kelli and I spent our 15th year wedding anniversary at Camp Grace and I think we are going to make it a tradition.

Thank God for the place that we love called Camp Grace.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Good discipline comes from good character


verb (used with object) [dis·ci·plined, dis·ci·plin·ing.]
1. to train by instruction and exercise; drill.
2. to bring to a state of order and obedience by training and control.

To become great at anything in life requires discipline. Especially in baseball competition.

Discipline allows you to:

1. make better use of your time.
2. get things done properly.
3. make adjustments when you aren't getting things done properly.
4. get things done properly and often.

To develop discipline, you must be:

1. aware of its meaning.
2. understand its meaning.
3. aware when you lack it.
4. understand how to apply it quickly.

I try to practice discipline daily by:

1. doing Bible Study for at least 15 minutes before I do anything.
2. speaking to everyone that comes within 10 feet of me.
3. engaged in an intelligent conversation with at least 10 people for 10 minutes. It makes me more intelligent.
4. journaling my thoughts for the day for 15 minutes before I go to sleep.