Surprising Insight From A Mega Church Pastor

I recently had the opportunity to hang out with a leader of one of the largest churches in America. I couldn’t wait to learn from my time spent with him. The things I learned blew my mind — but not in the way I expected.

I learned a lot from listening to him. He is a dynamic leader, passionate and has some amazing ideas. However, my biggest takeaway was that he is more human than the pedestal I had put him on.

He didn’t have all the answers. He gets nervous, just like you and me. There are issues in his church that he wrestles with and he’s in search for answers. He’s scared of the new things his church has set out to do. He has frustrations with the hiring process and feels sadness when staff members don’t work out.

At times, it is easy to put people on a pedestal. It’s easy to believe they have something “extra” from God. The truth is, every leader is human — just like you and me. They make mistakes, they worry and they don’t always hit it out of the park.

What separates this leader from others, is his courage to lead. He breaks through fear tries new ideas. He makes hard choices when it could be easier to ignore them. He chooses to be optimistic through adversity.

It is easy to think our problems are unique to us — but they’re not. Someone else has gone through the same challenges you currently face. What separates great leaders from others, is the courage to lead past their own fears.

God has given you everything you need for the issues you currently face. You are not alone. You’ve got this. Now, it’s time to lead.

“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” 2 Peter 1:3


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