Three Areas Of Personal Recomittment
Leaders have been called by God to…LEAD!
However, the thing that keeps getting in my way is…me! (I have always said that I am my biggest leadership barrier!)
So…from time to time I have to literally focus on some things and really dig deep and refocus/recommit myself. Here are BLANK areas…
#1 – My View Of God!
I am begging God to reveal more of Himself to me. Isaiah was ruined when he saw God…I want that as well!
I think the reason that I have many times backed off of what I felt the Lord was pressing into me was because of my small view of Him. AND…I believe with all my heart that He is calling me to take greater steps of faith both personally and in ministry…but I will never do so if I don’t get an ever increasing view of Him!
He’s a HUGE God…and because of that His church should be willing to attempt HUGE things. “Normal” and “average” should NOT be in our vocabulary!!! He’s not a “normal, average” God! The message that we have is NOT “normal and average,” it is one of LIFE and HOPE!!!
I will never fully discover all He wants for me if I don’t continually discover who He is!
I know that I will not fully know Him this side of heaven…but I want to know Him more because seeing Him as He is will empower me to do as He tells me to do.
#2 – My Personal Integrity!
I am trying harder than ever to let my yes be yes and my no be no….which is SO hard for me because I hate telling people no…so I commit and then have to back out later because I am stressed or can’t find the time!
I am constantly making very intentional efforts to be sexually pure. I don’t want to blow my marriage to pieces…so, I am setting higher standards in this area on a continual basis.
Integrity HAS to be an issue in my life…or one day it WILL BE an issue in my life.
I heard Brian Houston say last week, “it’s not what people say about you that you have to worry about…it’s what they say that’s true that will hurt you!”
Leaders…we can not EVER undervalue how important integrity is in life and ministry.
#3 – My Desperation For God!
NewSpring is a large church…we have a great staff and can be pretty creative and innovative…but…
Reading Proverbs 21:31 reminded me the other day that we can do the best job that WE can do…but unless God shows up then all we have produced is wood, hay and stubble.
Innovation and creativity are not the goals of our worship services…salvation and repentance are!!! We can do the former without Him…but if we do so then the latter will not take place!!!
It’s HIS CHURCH…and WE NEED HIM!!!
I don’t want to see what I can do…I don’t want to see what we can do…I want to see what HE can do! AND…honestly…I don’t think we’ve even seen the beginning of what He wants to do here!!!