Love Fiercely

I shared this list with some of the staff at Elevate Life Church during a team meeting & I wanted to share with all of you as well… I think the more vulnerable we are about our growth & process, the more equipped & mature leaders we can help develop for the future. Why not give others the opportunity to do better than you did & be able to get a head-start on their own personal greatness.

My goal is to help people to grow faster, stronger, be better, & see things from a greater perspective than I could at their age. Below are some of my lessons during the early years in ministry & as a pastor – YES! For those of you who don’t know that about me, I am a pastor (Ordained in 2013) & am also the director of a leadership college for almost 8 1/2 years.

I have a passion to help people – all kinds of people… I believe that God has given me a passion to grow leaders! I hope this list helps you be real about your own lessons & be inspired to share them with others who could learn from you! 

Disclaimer: Some of these lessons are still in progress… Just because you realize it is a lesson – does not mean that you have conquered the lesson yet! Some lessons are life-long, but my goal is to learn as quickly & effectively as possible – so that I can also help others!

LESSON 1

Not everything I feel called to – I get to do yet. God has a time & season for everything! & it will never follow my personal timeline.

 

LESSON 2

There will be times that I must submit to what I don’t agree with. When you choose submission & obedience – you choose a life of blessing.

 

LESSON 3

Build relationships with those who serve/lead around you – don’t just give people orders… Personally care about them!

 

LESSON 4

I am not going to always get recognition. So… stop looking for it!

It’s ALL about God anyways right!?!?

 

LESSON 5

I am responsible for how long it takes me to mature. All of your personal growth is dependent on your choice to be the best version of yourself.

 

LESSON 6

God will give you opportunities, relationships, finances, etc…

WHEN YOU ARE READY & in His time – Not when you want them!

 

LESSON 7

Never speak out of or to something that you have NO real experience in… or that you are not living or willing to work on! 

 

LESSON 8

Stop being SO worried about your level of influence, who is following you, or how many people follow you… NONE OF THAT MATTERS.

Focus on being a person/leader who is effective not who has a lot of followers – Jesus had 12… well 11.

 

LESSON 9

You not working well with others has way less to do with them & everything to do with YOU!

What doesn’t work around you – Is not working in you!

 

LESSON 10

If you try & make your voice heard – You give God no room to share His voice through you!

 I hope that this spoke to you & that you even are able to share it with someone that will be encouraged & helped… I want to leave you with the challenge to share your lessons – to help those around you. 

LOVE,

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