Three Things For Pastors To Keep In Mind—Part One
I’m REALLY excited about the coaching network that begins here tomorrow…got some great guys coming in and we should have a blast.
Last week on Twitter I asked a question in regards to what people felt that pastors and ministry leaders struggle with—one of the most frequent responses was people saying that all of us seem to struggle with how to handle our time…and how do we balance our schedule between family and church.
I want to share three things to keep in mind…but before I do I personally think every person who feels they struggle with this should read “Choosing to Cheat” by Andy Stanley—hands down the BEST BOOK I’ve ever read on the subject. Here we go…
#1 - Nothing Is More Important Than Your Personal Walk With Jesus!
And…let me be clear—your personal walk DOES NOT include sermon preparation!
I say it all the time…on most days I have an overwhelming sense of desperation. I have no idea what the heck I am doing. This is the largest church I’ve ever been a part of…and the only church I’ve ever been a pastor of…
AND the only hope I have is listening to the Almighty!
One of the things I do around once a year is begin in the book of Exodus and read through Deuteronomy so I can follow the story of Moses.
Folks, let’s be honest—Moses had NO IDEA what the heck he was doing. He had never led a relocation project like that before. He had never parted a major body of water or seen manna fall from heaven.
BUT…as I read through that story every year one of the most common phrases I see in the Scriptures is, “And the Lord said to Moses.”
I said it at Unleash the first year we did the conference—leadership is as easy as listening to God!
God wants you to get it right more than you do; after all, it’s HIS church and He’s loved it longer than you have!
One of the biggest mistakes I can make as a pastor is begin to try to operate in my own wisdom and power rather than BEGGING GOD to fill me with His wisdom and power!
I can’t do this without Him! (And you can’t either!)