As leaders, we can become fearful regarding the part we play. There have been many times fear has come upon me as I’ve contemplated the task at hand. We all have the responsibility to connect people with their Heavenly Father. It is a great honor, but also a great responsibility. When we recognize the weight of this reality, the enemy can use that revelation to speak fear into our lives. We must refuse this fear!
As teams work together there are always opportunities for conflict and misunderstandings to arise. It is human nature. We have the choice to be part of the solution or exacerbate the problem. I encourage you to choose to be a solution finder! How do you become a solution centered part of the body of Christ? Let me share a few ideas with you.
The whole plan is necessary to receive the whole benefit. Don’t pick the pieces you like and leave the rest thinking you are going to get the benefit of the whole plan!
We have a healthy diet in our home, but recently we enjoyed a “cheat day”. It was a day of debauched eating! We indulged in several delicious deviations from our norm. The next morning Kristy and I sat in the living room drinking our coffee. She looked at me and said, “You led me astray!”
I asked, “How did I do that?”
In this series called Faith Gaps, we are looking at how to deal with life issues when our faith isn’t enough. Faith Gaps are areas where your certainty in God, His promises, and His truths can be shaken. Everyone has them, but if you can identify your Faith Gaps you can avoid getting stuck in them. A faith gap isn’t a sign of weak faith or a source of condemnation. It is an opportunity for growth!
Recently I read Psalms 138:8 which says, “The Lord will work out his plans for my life— for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me.” [NLT]. Notice that in a single verse David declares a truth about God and his doubts about the very truth he declared. On one hand, he understood that the Lord would work out his plans for David’s life. On the other hand, David felt the need to cry out, “Don’t abandon me, for you made me.”
Leaders project strength. That is the goal, but it is not always the truth. It’s not that leaders are liars, but that no one can be strong in everything all the time. Every leader has areas in which they are weak. The team leaders work with makes the difference between a leader who’s weaknesses are liabilities and a leader who’s weaknesses become strengths.
*Recorded at Grace Church Humble Campus*