Four questions that you might need to ask yourself to make sure you're going to keep your passion. (If you want to keep your PPPD going, Passionate Playful Personality Disorder)
- The challenge in leadership is as simple as listening to God. But in order to listen to God, it takes time… consistent, uninterrupted time. Are we asking God to allow us to see what He is doing in our ministry? What I personally mean by listening to God is, within my spirit, allowing the Holy Spirit to direct my mind toward God as I study and read and pray; and praying that my mind is open to the work that God is doing around me.
- This is a constant temptation for most of us and most other great leaders that I know. You must stop thinking constantly about what other people think of you or your ministry (and stop trying to impress them!) and instead, allow God to develop your relationships with others and Him. Also allow God to develop your character and your ministry skills.
- It seems every leader believes certain lies throughout their ministries that hold them back, and in fact, admitted to running from some really stupid things in his ministry. Don’t allow your critics to doubt what God is calling you to do. And when you get depressed or discouraged, simply go back to where God found you. There you will find the strength and answers and fortitude to move forward and not give up.
- Leaders must constantly risk. Many pastors, in fact, are one risk away from a breakthrough. Some leaders just take forever to put out there what they believe would be good to say or do.
- The idea is not to be afraid to fail. Here’s how he looks at leadership: “Take a risk… fail… take another risk.”
- If your spirit is directing you to do something, do it… even if others think you're crazy.