Satan knows if he can get the leader to doubt themselves, he has them on a slippery slope.
When leaders get insecure in their own skin:
1. We start comparing ourselves to other leaders –
The Challenge is, with technology, we can look all around the country and see what is happening everywhere else and start comparing our church to others and ourselves to other leaders. This brings a great deal of negativity.
2. We start copying other leaders –
We’ll use their logos, their sermon series, etc.
We become afraid of becoming or being the leader God’s called us to be.
Copying leads to envying other ministries and leaders.
3. We Condemn other Leaders –
When condemning others does not make us feel better, we start getting down on ourselves.
(Either God called you, or he didn’t…If he called you…don’t quit, don’t give up!)
[Francis Chan] “I can build a church bigger than Jesus with enough money and slick marketing. (Large crowds are not always attracted to the commitment Jesus calls us to)
- Be Patient
- Do Your Ministry
- Use Your Gifts
- Be Self-Disciplined
Pastors try to wear someone else’s armor:
- Copy their personality
(God wants to use MY personality in MY community)
- Copy their gifts
Someone else’s armor could be someone else’s testimony
A lot of churches look good and look the way they do, because they reflect the testimonies of the leaders of that church.
(We cannot duplicate the testimonies of other churches)
**God wants to use OUR testimonies in OUR community!**
Could God be limiting our voice in our community because we are trying to duplicate everyone else in our church?
Are you willing to take off someone else’s armor?
Velocity Conference: Main Session 2 Highlights – – Main Session 3 Highlights – – Breakout Session 2 with Pete Wilson Highlights – – Main Session 4 Highlights – – Breakout Session 3 with Tony Morgan Highlights – – Main Session 6 Highlights