Wednesday, October 20, 2010

3 things leaders need to fight against

There are many things that a leader has to face and fight against but if you are a christian leader, there are three things that the devil specifically uses against you.

1. Discouragement: Every leader faces discouragement at some point in their leadership journey. Even Jesus was discouraged during his earthly ministry. It is not something that can be avoided in the life but the way a leader reacts during those times is a choice. Every leader has the opportunity of choosing how to act during discouraging times. The opportunity to run to God and be encouraged by Him is just as close as the choice of having a pity party and staying discouraged. Choose wisely. RUN TO HIM!

2. Depression: There are many people in the ministry who struggle with depression. There can be many reasons for depression varying from medical reasons to hardships and circumstances that leaders find themselves in. The good news is that there is always hope for the christian leader. The Holy Spirit is available to heal, comfort and help us in the time of need. DEPEND ON HIM!

3. Doubt: A leader cannot live a life without any doubt but he/she needs to make sure that they don't doubt what God has told them about their life or what they are supposed to do. There cannot be any room for doubt when it comes to trusting God and the promises in His word regarding what He wants to do in and through your life.

No matter where you are in your leadership journey fellowship with God, spending time in His Word and having strong relationships with a close group of friends who help you is a must for every christian leader.