What role do our deepest human cravings for intimacy, destiny and meaning play in our search for God? Crave: The Documentary explores how regardless of race, background, or spirituality, we all have one thing in common: the cravings of our soul. Crave features intimate interviews with people young and old. What they say about life’s biggest questions may surprise you.
We all have cravings: deep seated desires and needs that must be fulfilled. We only need air, water and food to survive, but we need love, community, hope, security, purpose and value to truly live. Erwin McManus, author of Soul Cravings, has grouped these most fundamental human cravings into three areas, the need for intimacy, destiny and meaning. What do you crave the most?
May 28, 2014
Garth Jestley, as Executive Director of LeaderImpact, is responsible for all operations in Canada and internationally. He has over 40 years experience in the financial services sector including senior roles in investment management, venture capital, corporate banking, international project financing, private debt placement and investment banking. Garth encouraged leaders that assuming “risk on purpose” adds zest to life and fulfillment in any endeavour, and quoted Stephen Covey, “The greatest risk is the risk of riskless living.”
Though Garth learned many lessons throughout his financial career, he focused on one aspect of financial risk taking, namely the assessment of investment risk in individual business enterprises. He broke this down into four areas and illustrated them through his own experience:
– Management risk
– Forecast risk
– Problems related to insufficient cash
– The self control challenge
Garth then related these lessons learned to his faith, “I believe that my decision to follow Christ was the best risk I ever took on purpose. It was a risk in the sense that I was relinquishing control over my life to God rather than remaining the master of my fate. However, I firmly believe that the benefits of trusting God in terms of finding peace, purpose and security about my future far outweigh the risk. In any event, I strongly believe that the much greater risk is to live one’s life without reference to God.”