Jan 16, 2019
Welcome to the 154th episode of the Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast! If you enjoy listening to this podcast and it has helped you and your team in any way, please leave us a review on Apple Podcast or Stitcher or take the time to share it on social media. You and your team are invited to join us in Spring 2019 for our new Joshua Gagnon Leadership Coaching Network! Visit www.leadbetter.church to learn more and to sign up! Do you have a question for Pastor Josh about leadership, ministry, or any other topic we’ve covered on the podcast so far? Submit your questions to email@example.com or @joshgagnon on Twitter and Pastor Josh might answer it on a future episode! Today's episode is a re-release of a previous episode that we believe will bless you and your team as you head into 2019. Stay faithful with what you have been given. Leaders always want the next leadership high. When we get focused on what’s next, we find ourselves being unfaithful with where we are at. You can download the YouVersion app and learn more by visiting www.bible.com anytime. 1 SAMUEL 17:20 So David left the sheep with another shepherd and set out early the next morning with the gifts, as Jesse had directed him. He arrived at the camp just as the Israelite army was leaving for the battlefield with shouts and battle cries. David was faithful with the responsibility he had before he moved on to greater responsibility. Every leader must be constantly striving to replace themselves. A leader doesn’t advance out of a season of neglect. Be faithful with what God has given you now. David went on to defeat Goliath but not because he neglected his previous responsibilities. If we remain faithful, God will remain faithful. A church that grows in the summer, will explode in the fall. Are you being or are you staying? God’s calling isn’t abusive. If you’re wounding people to get to where you feel called to go, you may want to rethink your motives. Godly leadership fits into a godly timeline. My job is to tend to my responsibilities and rest in God’s timing. We are not going to miss out on what’s best by doing what’s best for where we are at. God’s purpose is bigger than our plans.