Ever want to give up?
No matter how successful you are you, you still struggle.
Pete Wilson, lead pastor of Cross Point Church in Nashville—a church plant that’s grown to over 5,000 on 5 campuses—talks about seasons in which he’s had to overcome discouragement, dissatisfaction and being overwhelmed as a leaders.
Pete’s insights can help any leader going through whatever season they’re facing.
Welcome to Episode 11 of the podcast.
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3 Things You Can Do Right Away
It’s not uncommon to face fatigue and frustration when you hold a leadership position in church. Sometimes the path that you’re on may align with what God has in store, but there are ways you can keep your faith and sanity in check when you hit a rough patch.
- Abide in God. Sometimes you think, “Does God know? Does God care?” You look back and you see that God really has been for you. And when things don’t go your way, you assume that God wasn’t with you, but remember: He bears the fruit in your life and in your ministry.
- Find a way to commemorate the good seasons and physically mark them. When you think of the good times, you’ll say to yourself, “Ah, I remember that season! I remember what God did during that time!” If we don’t find ways to remember what God has done for us in the past, we’ll have a hard time trusting Him with our future. Those prompts remind us to be thankful for everything God does in your life, and prompt us to trust Him. He has been faithful in the past, and he will be faithful in the future.
- Create space in your life. In our culture, we give in to the idol of busyness. Pete says that one equates busyness with importance because one thinks that the busier they are, the more important they are, and that’s not really the case. The reality is, the busyness is an enemy of awareness. We stay so busy, that we become unaware of what God’s doing in our life, our soul and what really matters. So, if you want self awareness to increase, the busyness has to decrease. What you’ll find in creating space is time that’s not constantly hurried, you become more self aware and you hear God more clearly.
Quotes From Pete
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Next Episode: Steve Barr And a Church For Disney
Next week’s guest is Steve Barr, Lead Pastor of Cast Member Church in Orlando, Florida, a church created to reach Disney cast members (employees).
Not only a great episode for Disneyphiles, but for any leader trying to figure out how to do a better job reaching specific targets and demographics.
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