14 Sep Encouragement for Church Leadership
Church Leadership Friends…..my heart tells me that some of you may need encouraging this morning.
Being in church leadership is not always easy. It can be extremely rewarding but it’s not always easy. Today, you may be in a place where you are discouraged, the enemy is pressing in, the vision for your church is being questioned or simply not being grasped at all, you may question yourself frequently and you feel at times you are being judged harshly and unfairly. If truth be told, you are in a place where you are feeling downcast and weary.
Can I encourage you today to not give up! Instead…..Be prepared. Be ready. The enemy will throw darts at times that you think may be small or insignificant but they can grow into large arrows quickly if you are not careful. Be aware and be discerning. The enemy is prowling and his goal is to discourage and destroy.
Stay prayed up continually. If the vision and mission of your church is God inspired and you know that He is leading you in the direction you are going…..hang tough. Keep focused. Remember that it is NEVER about us. It is ALWAYS about HIM and His Glory! You must still keep moving forward even though there may be a few things that come up along the way to distract you from where you are leading. Pray through them and keep moving toward your goal. Obey His gentle voice and His nudges along the way and never forget to give Him the honor and glory that He so deserves. Your faithfulness and obedience will be rewarded.
You are loved. You are appreciated. You are being prayed for today.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”
“He must become greater; I must become less.”
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”