DEAR LEADER – YOU CAN DO EXACTLY WHAT GOD HAS CALLED YOU TO!
There isn’t a doubt in my mind that, as a church leader, you’ve had times where you are completely overwhelmed at what you felt was the next thing God wanted you to do.
And all too often those times serve as fertile soil for the enemy to sow seeds of doubt into our minds. Doubt, in turn, leads to disbelief…and disbelief then turns into disobedience—which leads to us missing out on God’s absolute best for our lives and leadership.
This is not what we want as church leaders, nor is it something we have to settle for. Because, reality is – you can do exactly what God has called you to do.
I can remember many times being intimidated in regards to the next step the church I was leading needed to take – until one day it hit me, “where in the Bible does God ever ask anyone to do anything that is easy or made sense?”
If there isn’t an “oh crap” moment in what you feel like God is saying to you – then you may not be hearing His calling accurately. Because, as leaders we should not just preach on taking radical steps of faith, but practice doing so as well.
This hit me the other day when I was reading I Chronicles 11:4-54 Then David and all Israel went to Jerusalem (or Jebus, as it used to be called), where the Jebusites, the original inhabitants of the land, were living. 5 The people of Jebus taunted David, saying, “You’ll never get in here!” But David captured the fortress of Zion, which is now called the City of David.
David had just became king of Israel—and instead of settling on the land Israel already had in its possession, he had his sites set on Jerusalem.
In verse five we specifically see people taunting him—which is a reminder that people making fun of your vision should serve as confirmation you are on the right track.
We also see in verse five those same people telling him that he would never accomplish what was in his heart.
And yet David was not dissuaded by people taunting him or telling him what he had planned was “impossible,” he didn’t talk back, he took action.
I say all of this not to try and give a Bible lesson, but to encourage you as a church leader. You really can do exactly what God has called you to.
I believe with all my heart that the greatest visionaries in the world should not be Richard Branson or Elon Musk, but rather pastors who have a heart to do whatever it takes to fulfill the Great Commission.
So, church leader, what is “that thing” you want to try, but have been too afraid to talk about?
What is it that is keeping you up at night?
What is it that people are saying can’t be done, but you know should be done?
I feel it’s time for us to step up rather than back down, and attempt the “impossible” so we can see the supernatural take place!
You CAN do exactly what God has called you to.