We are getting to that point in the summer where I start to worry for my friends in ministry. It's late in the summer and we are not okay.
Over time I think we all let up a little bit on the gas pedal. We delegate away influence that we really need to maintain. Maybe it's just that we're tired and need to be more intentional about resting. Maybe it's that we need to take next steps and develop our own leadership to grow to the next level.
We so often fall away from a challenge because we think it will scare people off. Our ego comes into play and we don’t want our numbers to suffer. So we don’t challenge or push the way we should. A strong challenge to a disciple’s next step might scare off some, but it will never scare off the right one.
If we want to see a movement of disciple making happen in this nation, we must train at much deeper levels than that. Not only train, but bring tools to the table that everyone can reproduce and multiply in another. It has to be able to be accomplished beyond the pastor, or our hierarchy in the church will continue to choke out movement.
I want to invite you to join me on a 21-day Bible reading journey. Sometimes reading the Bible alone and touching on what I need is really good. Other times I think it's a unique thing to read along with others and to learn from them what God is doing in their lives also. Here are some of the details.
We have all had "high" moments and experiences in life. Times we were really looking forward to and projects we were working on. Those days or moments arrive and we are sky-high. Our emotions are running away with us. We are so pumped up and feel like we will never be the same again. But then the project is over, that moment in time is now in the past and things are back to the way they were. Where does that leave us? Usually, it leaves us in a wreck, crashing back down from an emotional high.
Hi, reader. I wanted to take a minute and introduce myself.
Your list is endless. Without adding burden, I want to remind you to lead yourself well physically.
Leaders are learners. If you fail to learn, you will fail to lead.
Email. Calendars. Organization. Honestly for me, it's all the boring stuff of leadership.
It was just David facing 600 men who wanted him dead. How would he lead through this?