Fierce Leadership Podcast (Previously Bible Leadership)

Blogcast: Resisting the Pressure to Make Something Happen

August 05, 2020 Mark Carter
Fierce Leadership Podcast (Previously Bible Leadership)
Blogcast: Resisting the Pressure to Make Something Happen
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Fierce Leadership Podcast (Previously Bible Leadership)
Blogcast: Resisting the Pressure to Make Something Happen
Aug 05, 2020
Mark Carter

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Leadership Lesson: I don’t have to listen to this, devil.

Are you taking on too much pressure for things you CAN’T CONTROL?

Let’s face it – no leader is at their best when they feel unnecessary pressure to MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN.

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Leadership Lesson: I don’t have to listen to this, devil.

Are you taking on too much pressure for things you CAN’T CONTROL?

Let’s face it – no leader is at their best when they feel unnecessary pressure to MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN.

Love the Bible Leadership Podcast? Consider becoming a patron for as little as $3 per month!

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Mark Carter:

Welcome to the Bible Leadership podcast. Hey, I wanted to share with you a post from the blog called Resisting the Pressure to Make Something Happen. I know that we can receive pressure from so many sources, but sometimes we're actually receiving the pressure from within ourselves. Enjoy this listen. Let's get after it. Resisting the Pressure to Make Something Happen. Leadership Lesson: I don't have to listen to this devil. Are you taking on too much pressure for things you can't control? Let's face it. No leader is at their best when they feel unnecessary pressure to make something happen. Don't take random pressure from the enemy. Anxious thoughts, uneasy forebodings, at times you'll feel pressure out of nowhere. If there is one secret tactic that our spiritual enemy is always trying to work into our lives, it is the depletion of our energy through the dread of something imperfect ahead in our day, week or year. Do you ever wake up in the morning and just feel a low-level, vague, "You better go. You better do something significant in the next 15 minutes, or you lose." What if it doesn't work out? What if they're mad at me? What if we can't find the money? What if no one is interested? What if they all laugh at me? What if I'm kidding myself? What if something is out there that will cause everything to fall apart if I don't do perfectly today? The Scripture says in Proverbs 15:15, "All the days of the despondent and afflicted are made evil by anxious thoughts and forboadings. But he who has a glad heart has a continual feast, regardless of circumstances. My friend, the enemy knows that pressure doesn't really need to be logical to wear us out. It just needs to be suggestible.

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Here's the good news: you don't have to listen to this! Resisting these voices will go a long way toward the restoration of clearer thinking and a more rested heart. Push back. There is no "what if?" that can surprise the. "I am." Try confessing this out of your mouth: "It is a lie that I have to fix everything today." "I'm right on time." "God will help me do everything I'm supposed to do in His time, and in His way." "I'm doing my best." "Anything that doesn't get done in my timing is okay with Jesus." "God fulfills His purposes for me (check out Psalm one 38:8)." "Jesus isn't in a hurry." "God is making me who I need to be, and he will get me where I'm supposed to go." "Jesus has given me His peace (see John 14:27) and He wants me to walk in it." "I don't have to listen to this devil." Now, bring all your anxious thoughts and forebodings to the sovereign King of everything in prayer. Jesus, I worship you today that all my times are in your hand. There is no "what if" that can surprise your "I Am." I lift each one of these "what ifs" to you now, please neutralize all fear in my life, as you've called me to a life of confident courage. I believe you'll give me the grace to walk with you through any and everything that may be in store for me. I don't need to know the future because you're already there and you will be kind, loving, faithful, and miraculous then just like you are now. Help me to do what you want me to do today and leave the question marks in your hands. Amen. Leadership lesson. I don't have to listen to this devil.

Mark Carter:

Well friends, thanks again so much for joining us for this blog cast. If this is helpful, please go ahead and like, and share love you all. We'll see it in the next episode.