Leaders, Are You Jerky Enough?

We all want to be liked, accepted and our faults and failures tolerated.  But the teachers, coaches, and mentors who made the most difference in our lives were probably not the ones who were the most tolerant.  They were the ones who challenged us and believed that we had more in us than we were comfortably willing to give. They pushed us and didn’t accept our second best.  Sometimes such people can seem more Jerk than Jesus.

But the Holy Spirit ministers to us the same way. He knows the greatness in us will only manifest if we’re willing to let him push us beyond our comfort zones.  So my question is this, are you willing push yourself and those who look to you for leadership even if it means people might not like you as much? Are you willing to be Christ-like when being Christ-like means that we confront and correct?

Just something to think about.  Blessings and I’ll see you Sunday!

Pastor Reece

Aha Moments

Wednesday night Sarah was preaching out of the book of Acts and I had an “Aha” moment.  No I’m not talking about the 80’s pop band with a similar name.  Although given Sarah’s musical tastes that was a possibility. I’m talking about a moment when the Holy Spirit shows you something in scripture you’ve never seen before and it makes you think hard about your beliefs and behaviors.

These don’t happen often. If they did we’d probably all be unstable and out of control.  But they should happen.  We should be open to fresh revelation about our life and lifestyles.  They are gentle course corrections that God sends to keep us safe and productive.  But advice ignored, is advice wasted.  So be a good steward of your Aha moment’s and keep yourself off the rocks and on the right course.

Have a great weekend and I’ll see you Sunday!

Pastor Reece