“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” ―John C. Maxwell
As I continue to grow as a pastor, I’ve come to find revelations on certain aspects of the church, Jesus, and ministry as a whole. I’ve learned a lot about what being a pastor is, but I’ve also come to realize many things that being a pastor isn’t. Let me share my thoughts with you.
Leadership is one of those pinnacle topics that everyone has their hands on. It doesn’t matter where you work, what you do, or where you plan on going in life—we all lead something. The real question is, how great of a leader are you?
Over the last few years I have noticed that when I put myself into unfamiliar situations, I begin to expose a lot about myself, my leadership, and my relationship with God. Unfamiliar situations will do this to the best of us, and I firmly believe that evaluating the way we handle change is a wonderful way to scale our relationship with Christ.
Recently I shared a post about my cross-country move to a new state, city, and ministry position. And although it’s only been about a week since I have arrived, I can’t begin to explain how much I’ve already learned, grown, and experienced.
It’s really easy to get caught up in the worlds laser focus of money-making, getting popular, and the strive for successful living. But what if I told you God could care less about those things? In fact, what if I told you that God isn’t focused on your “worldly success” at all, that is unless it is being used for the glorification of Jesus.
What a relief….