Today’s guest post comes to us from Dan Reiland, Executive Pastor at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, GA.
Leaders who are fully engaged in their mission fight battles.
The most common battles we face are inner battles. Sometimes they are about everyday stuff and easily conquered. If left untended for long periods of time, however, they can take a leader out.
It’s best to identify it and devote intentional effort to defeat it through wise counsel, prayer and practical steps of action.
Here are the Top 3 Inner Battles, not listed in any specific order:
It’s not uncommon to become distracted in ministry. Leaders are often pulled in a number of directions at one time. If we are not centered, focused and intentional in our work it’s easy to get pulled away from the most productive priorities.
I don’t think I’ve met a church leader who hasn’t experienced discouragement. Candidly the Enemy loves this one the most. If he can get leaders discouraged, and convince them that God isn’t with them, he can strike a huge blow to the church.
Click here for the third battle and to read the full article.
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