I think every
true leader wants to make a Godsized impact. At the core of a leader’s heart is a
desire to be a part of something truly bigger than oneself. We dream of
reaching hundreds of thousands of people with the gospel of Jesus Christ,
building mega churches, with radio and television ministries touching millions
around the world, raise up and unleash leaders to spread the word of God. But
sometimes what started out as a God size dream can easily become egocentric and
void of God himself.
derailed by status
controlled by power
blinded by money
We are pumped
We are driven
by competition and not compassion – some preach Christ out of envy
Some of you reading this article may already be very
successful in the ministry, but you realize that you are no longer in it for
the glory of God, for the plight of the lost, for the love of souls, for the
fear that someone might end up in hell. Let me encourage you – (I should say us, because we are all tempted from time to time).
If you realize his, join me in doing the
- Humble yourself
- Re-arrange your priority
- Re-visit your salvation and call to ministry
- Repent of pride/ arrogance
- Write a memo (journal) about why you are in it
- Fast/ Pray/ study – let God work in you not just
- Be driven by eternity
For the rest of us who have made it big, we need to
understand that we don’t necessarily have to pastor a mega church to lose our
way. We can easily get lost by the same temptations – doesn’t matter if you
pastor a 50,000 member church or a 50 member church. Let me encourage you as
- Realize that God doesn’t see any difference
between a mega church pastor and a small church pastor. That stuff doesn’t
exist in God.
- Don’t become unrealistic in you dreaming
- Be content with what God is doing in and through
you… yet long for more
- Let God work in you and not just with you… fast/
pray/ study/read/get around other leaders
- Be driven by eternity
- Repent of small-minded thinking
- Remind yourself daily why you are in it
The list above is by no means exhaustive… so join in the conversation and add to it!
well written Walter!
Thank you my dear brother! How have you been?
I am blessed..! How have you been doing? Like the new look of your blog!
i have been busy, but in a good way… thanks for liking the new look…
Isn’t it great to be busy? One of the things I feared most after my stroke was not being useful – when I took that fear to God – I never meant THIS useful! 🙂
Right on man… Right on!
You’ve said it well. Honestly, God has taken the panoramic view of mine and fine tuned it to see the pixels…each individual life that makes up the big picture. While I realize that reaching the multitudes is of upmost importance, I’ve also see the bare necessity of impacting that one life that is within proximity to me at any given moment. How many individuals are overlooked while we are looking for the multitudes? And that includes our husbands, wives and our children. Every homerun in baseball both begins and ends at home! Thanks for stoking the fire today! I appreciate it!
Right on Stacey… Thanks for the comment… Blessings!
Hope all is well on your end, enjoyed reading this post. God Bless 🙂
Yes indeed… Been super busy… Hope you are doing great as well. Thanks for checking in on me!
Thanks for taking my heart to the spiritual garage, We all constantly need a check-up, and i realize i drown deeply in the river of arrogance and ignorance, just as you depicted above “We are
derailed by status;We are controlled by power; We are
blinded by money; We are pumped by arrogance;We are driven
by competition and not compassion…” Thanks and God bless you for your selfless service.
Hey Mike, thanks for the comment… Hope you are having a great day!