What began out as a podcast deliberate round this identify: “How Can a Pastor or Chief Flourish round Christmas?” advanced into an excessively other podcast in regards to the management errors I made round Christmas. I allowed the force of the broader church tradition, my very own unresolved shadow problems, and my low-level of differentiation to make choices that weren’t God’s absolute best.
On this podcast, I proportion the 5 primary errors I made. Unfortunately, it in truth took me nineteen years to enforce vital adjustments! The next are Five management errors that I am hoping and pray you’ll steer clear of round Christmas in order that your existence and management would possibly BE the message of Christmas:
1. I failed to place first issues first. I didn’t steward myself or my circle of relatives neatly.
2. I wasted time seeking to are living somebody else’s existence and ministry. I grew nervous as different church buildings thrived and flourished of their massive Christmas occasions.
3. I engaged in inaccurate pondering. Jesus taught and modeled that the tactics of God are little and sluggish. But, I allowed myself to be seduced via the tradition’s message of huge and rapid.
4. I didn’t say “No” strongly or obviously sufficient. The voices coming at me had been loud. I wished time by myself, and with Geri, to get transparent on our limits.
5. I didn’t modify my rhythms sufficiently. I can have taken the week between Christmas and the New Yr to recharge, however I continuously “cheated” via doing paintings on sermons and long-range making plans right through that point. (Thus, it was once no longer an actual Sabbath). I additionally wanted extra time to atone for how a lot existence I had expended right through the month of December.
I agree with you’re going to upload to this checklist. Most significantly, I pray this podcast demanding situations you to courageously pay attention to the voice of Jesus about how he needs you to guide and serve others round Christmas.