The great tension.
The tension between what I can do…and what God wants to do.
As a Pastor, I feel a responsibility to lead, to move, to build, to do. I do not care much to just sit and pray and just read my Bible and … wait.
I am action-oriented, goal-driven. I want to show something for my days and my work. And I think God honors hard work, planning and setting goals. He made us to be passionate for what He has called us to do. He made us with a need to accomplish great things, especially when we work to do it to honor Him.
What God is teaching me, however, is to not get in front of Him, but to give Him space to speak to me and to lead me.
Today, I am going to start my workweek differently than I usually do and I am challenging you to do the same:
- Instead of setting my own goals, I will listen for God’s voice for His goals for me
- Instead of prioritizing my tasks, I will try to understand God’s heart and make that my priority
- Instead of moving at a fast pace, I will slow down and sync with God’s pace
- Instead of teaching from my leadership and experience, I will teach from God’s Word. He is the Great Leader and Teacher
If we all would have this “Holy Mindset of placing God’s voice first,puts our plans in the correct order of position. You see, God has indeed called us to lead, to build, to move and to accomplish. But He wants to lead us every step of the way. What He has planned for your life and for your ministry is so much greater, more impactful than you or I could ever plan. How great to know that we can trust His plan as we work in partnership with Him.