Have you ever just found yourself feeling drained and discouraged? As a leader there are always going to be seasons that we feel discourage, disheartened, and downtrodden. When this happens, we sometimes only pause for a moment so we may give ourselves a pep talk to keep on going.
Instead of the casual pep talk, let’s take a moment and attempt to discover the root of the problem.
Are we overworking ourselves? Do we know how to say “no?” Are we doing more than God ever asked or intended us to do? Because Jesus says, “My yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Mat 11:30). Are we consumed with the “urgencies” of our days so that we are kept from the deeper meaning God has for us? Do we try to fix things with our own plans and designs? Because God says, “lean not on your own understandings, but in all your ways acknowledges Him and He will direct your paths” (Prov. 3:5-6). Or is there a chance we are stagnate and are not seeking knowledge?
No matter if you lead an organization, church, or are a student, take a second today to evaluate what you are doing, not only in its effectiveness and efficiency, but also in its spiritual value. Are we doing the things God truly desires for us to do, or are we building our own goals and dreams and expecting God to bless them?