“The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent” Jesus, John 6:29 NIV.

Spiritual leadership requires taking care of a lot of details. Big & small. It’s all demanding. Relationships are hard & messy. Weekends are long. If you’re in vocational ministry, money is tight, vacations are short. But you can make it, if you can KEEP BELIEVING.

The greatest battle in life & leadership often rest in my ability to believe.

  • Will I believe that God can use me?
  • Will I believe that Jesus is Lord & has “all authority in heaven & earth” Matthew 28:18 & is willing to direct that authority toward me & my church?
  • Will I believe that Jesus is with me & desires to work through me?
  • Will I believe that life is short & heaven & hell beg us for urgency?
  • Will I believe that “with God everything is possible” Matthew 19:26?
  • Will I believe that this mission is possible?

And will I keep believing:

  • When attendance is low?
  • When volunteers don’t show up?
  • When criticism comes my way?
  • When people don’t respond to my ideas?
  • When other ministries grow faster than mine?
  • When I’m discouraged?
  • When I’m tired?
  • When I’m lonely?
  • When I’m afraid?
  • When circumstances seem to be arrayed against me?

What does God want me to do? Believe Him!

About Lane Corley

I am - Follower of Jesus Christ - Husband to the beautiful and patient Heather Corley - Father of three. - Church Planter / Church Planting Strategist with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. - When I can, I’m reading, raised bed gardening, deer hunting, and on mission with my church. - Hoping to be helpful.

Posted on November 3, 2014, in Leadership, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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