On Their Mark

I am blogging from Atlanta, Georgia at the 2014 Catalyst Conference. I have the honor of joining the Catalyst Blogger Team and, I’m publishing live notes and key insights on the speaker sessions. Speaker lineups include, Andy Stanley, Tim Keller, Christine Caine, Matt Chandler, Charles Duhigg and many more. I hope these insights will empower you to rise to the top.


Hebrews 12: 1-2 – God has set a race before each and everyone one of us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus who initiates and perfects faith.

1 Samuel 5:9 – Saul became jealous of David based on a comparison made between them. He took his eyes off of his own race.

Leaders in the body of Christ cannot run their race because they have their eyes on others in the race.

Who are you racing? Instead of fixing your eyes on Jesus, instead of staying in the lane, who are you racing?

Comparison game is a dangerous game to play.

Comparison the thief of joy. Comparison is antithetical to wisdom.

Comparison will consistently cloud the clarity of God’s call on your life.

“If you preach from your weakness, you will never lack material.”

A career is what you get paid to do. A calling is what you were made to do.

Everything you need to do is already in you. Stop complaining to the master about the pieces you did not get. You are a masterpiece.

The challenge is to stay in our lane, and run the race to Jesus.

If the brightness of the blessing blinds you to the Blessor, it has become curse.

Comparison always starts with “But, maybe.” A “But, maybe” cannot celebrate success.

Saul can’t separate with what happens in David’s life with his. They see everything in the lenses of but me.

Stay in your land and run your race and keep your eyes on Jesus.

Question: What are you change right now to stop your complaining game?

About the Speaker: Robert Madu is a pastor and evangelist who is passionate about sharing the word of God with all. At a young age, his unique gifting and powerful anointing has catapulted him to the forefront of evangelistic ministry today. Robert travels both nationally and intentionally ministering to churches, youth groups, and schools through dynamic preaching and drama. His ability to minister to people of all cultures and generations through his in-depth Bible preaching, sense of humor, and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit has made him one of the most sought after communicators.