How I agonized over the retreat sessions I was planning! The more I wrote, the bigger the topic seemed. And, the closer the date came, the more anxious I became. Overcoming obstacles was essential but where did I start? I knew the topic was right. I just wasn’t so sure I was the one to deliver it.
Have you ever noticed when you are writing or planning a message, the Lord seems to be teaching your heart from the middle of it all?
The topic: Overcoming Leadership Obstacles
How hysterical is that?!!
In the midst of my preparing, God was nudging me through my own obstacles. It’s like He was saying, “How about this one, Jeanne?”
“Oh, yeah, I struggle with that one too.” was my reply. And, as I battled the excuses of why I wasn’t cut out for the task, God was speaking all the louder about His message.
The trouble with obstacles is that we all have them.
The truth about obstacles is they are most often from the enemy who would like nothing better than to discourage, distract and disable our witness. And the remedy for obstacles is found in the Mighty God we serve. [Tweet This]
I’ve never run track and field, but if I did, it never would have been hurdles or the high jump events. Keep my feet on the ground, thank you very much.
So, I said yes to a keynote speech on overcoming the obstacles leaders face. And, then I remembered I didn’t have the world-given qualifications to pull it off. No college degree. No background in leadership. No John-Maxwell-training, Max-Lucado-storytelling, Steven-Covey-success courses. Just me.
One thing I learned as I stepped up to the podium and delivered the message I believe God put on my heart…Just-me is enough for God to use as His mouthpiece. [Tweet This]
God is looking for Just-Me’s everywhere to be His vessels…He needs hands, feet, mouths, and listening hearts…a willing servant to say, yes. Just-Me’s to run the race, jump the hurdles and overcome the obstacles that say, Just-Me isn’t enough.
Because with God, a Just-Me is all He needs so that Just-His glory shines. [Tweet This]
What obstacles do you face today? How can you overcome them – what part of our Mighty God can you see more clearly?
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