the sweet spot

Monday evening I along with 300 other small group leaders from my church 12Stone got to sit under the teaching of Ken Coleman from The Ken Coleman Show on local station WDUN as he taught us all about ‘The Power of a ?’.

In the midst of the teaching, Ken talked about something called the sweet spot.  The sweet spot is defined as the intersection point of your greatest strength and your greatest passion.

So four days later (it’s been a hectic week) I am wrestling with the question …

What’s my sweet spot?

And am I living in the midst of my sweet spot?

Maybe you already know your sweet spot and are living happily in the midst of it … but my life is at 21,749 days and counting (with kudos to Robert D Smith and his book 20,000 Days and Counting) and it seems like it might be about time to understand what my sweet spot is … which starts with understanding what my greatest strength and greatest passion is.

How about you?  Do you know your sweet spot, greatest strength and greatest passion?

Considering, meditating and praying …

Bernie

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About bwebbjr

A grandfather, father, husband, man, and a child of God who is following Christ Jesus and working out his salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work IN me, both to will and to work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13). I dodged my first bullet with cancer when a cancerous polyp was removed in a sigmoid colectomy surgery in August 2007. Four years later, in the midst of a second colectomy surgery we discovered I had Stage IV metastatic colon cancer. Rather than colectomy surgery I had colostomy surgery, which now means the colostomy bag is a part of my everyday life ... with the emphasis on life. God has given us a peace beyond understanding as my wife and I have traveled this journey. By the grace of God I am blessed to be a 6 plus year cancer survivor aka warrior. In writing, I am often wrestling with my own personal struggles and beliefs and in the midst God leads me to a lesson He wants me to learn ... or sometimes He simply touches me in the revelation of Himself. My hope is that the result you see here might touch your heart and glorify God. And let me be clear ... I am not the only one with something to say. Please join in the conversation sharing your faith, your cancer experiences, etc. I would love to hear from you. Bernie
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10 Responses to the sweet spot

  1. Bernie, our blog inspired me to think about my own sweet spot, where or what it is and how best to employ it. Thank you for sharing. I’ll be thinking about this all day. Your post reminded me of my days in little league, where I first learned about a “sweet spot”. We were taught to hold the bat with the label facing up. If we hit a good pitch and swung properly, the bat would strike the ball on the opposite side of the label (When we struck at the ball and twisted the bat the best part of the bat (the sweet spot) would make contact with the ball. Our coaches taught us hitting the ball in that position would put the most power in the swing and maximize the distance a well-hit ball would travel.

    • bwebbjr says:

      Kept me up well into the night myself … hope to share on the blog later today. Thanks for reminding me of the sweet spot on the baseball bat. I had forgotten about that myself.

      Be blessed IN Christ Jesus brother!

      Bernie

  2. Steven Sawyer says:

    Okay, Bernie. This is great. Now you’ve got me considering, meditating and praying to determine my sweet spot. Did you ever figure out yours? It would be interesting to know,
    On another thought, it is so good to see you back in the blogosphere. I know you’ve had some health issues and I pray that God is healing you in the ways that glorify Him and give you peace. I have missed your Bernie Words of Wisdom, but look forward with great anticipation to reading what God is doing in you and through you. God bless, my friend

    • bwebbjr says:

      Gee … seems like deja vu all over again. For me, my sweet spot seems to be writing and teaching others how to grow in their faith … so for now my sweet spot is found in my past time instead of full time endeavors. It’s good to be blogging again … health is good as the Lord continues to bless me … I have Stage IV Metastatic Colon Cancer and am in the midst of a 22 month break from chemo … I am in better physical shape and more active today than probably anytime in the last 15-20 years. Appreciate your encouraging words … my prayer would be that the good Lord would continue to encourage you through the words He inspires me to write. Steven, may you abide IN Christ Jesus, His love and His words! Bernie

      • Steven Sawyer says:

        Thank you good to hear from you let’s stay in touch. God bless

      • Steven Sawyer says:

        I my blog about my sweet spot. My passion seems to be writing. At this stage in my own life I’d rather write than do just about anything. And hopefully, what God gives me to write will bless others. Sounds as if you and I might be near, if not on, the same page here. How cool is that!

    • bwebbjr says:

      Awesome Steven … I would love to read what you’re writing … but the WP link with your user name says that WP site has been shut down … are you writing elsewhere or have you set up a new web site? Please let me know … BTW this is in response to your comment on 1/22

  3. Steven Sawyer says:

    I can not believe I replied twice to your post with comments. I just saw the one before. Duh! And here I thought I would get smarter when I turned 68.

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