segunda-feira, 8 de janeiro de 2018



Leaders who are fully engaged in their daily struggles and missions do not realize their wounds as a result of these struggles. These wounds, which affect the spiritual balance of any human being, whether he is a great leader or not.

There is no avoiding spiritual struggles if you want to progress consistently, the territory where the fight is fought is never easy, and there is always a price to pay. Anyway, there are no victories without fights and no defeats, in the end there will always be a positive result or not.

Life never gives a free ride, leaders do not get a "Welcome" card when it comes to solving serious problems and facing battles. The good news is we're never alone. God brings his presence, power and favor to our life, but He never removes the human element, that is, He knows our inner well.

The realities of our humanity require that we face a variety of problems, such as financial pressures, personal issues, family problems, misalignment of vision and values, and the list goes on. These are very real problems, but all occur in the external domain.

The most common battles we face are internal battles. Sometimes small conflicts are about everyday things and can easily be conquered. However, there are conflicts that remain for long periods of time, however, they can disrupt the ministry of any leader.

It is best to identify them as early as possible and devote intentional efforts to overthrow them through biblical devotional reading, prayers, wise counsel, and practical steps of action.

Read carefully: 2 Corinthians 10: 4-5

The weapons we fight with are not human; On the contrary, they are powerful in God to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every pretension that arises against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive, to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10: 4,5

Check below; Top 3 constant internal struggles of a SPIRITUAL LEADER:

1) Distraction

It is not uncommon to be distracted in ministry. Leaders are often pulled in several directions at the same time. If we are not focused, focused on our work, it is easy to get away from the most productive priorities.

It is best to first identify the source of the distraction. It can come in many forms from such things as health issues, lack of intentional focus and discipline, family struggles, overlapping feeling and even boredom. Yes, leaders may be busy, but they should not stray from the issues of their occupations, lest they find themselves bored by accumulating unresolved questions.

It may seem counterintuitive to spend more time on the issue of distraction, but as long as you are focused on a positive solution, setting priorities, goals, and actions to achieve the results of your day-to-day ministry issues, that is the best way to beat it .

The apostle Paul in the letter to the Philippians said:

Brothers and sisters, I do not think I have reached it myself, but one thing I do is: forgetting the things that are behind and advancing to those that are ahead, I proceed to the goal in order to win the prize of God's heavenly calling in Christ Jesus. All of us who reach maturity must see things this way, and if in some aspect you think differently, that God will also enlighten you.Filipenses 3: 13-15

2) Discouragement

I do not know a church leader who has not experienced discouragement. Be it for unresolved issues or not. The question is: If it can discourage other leaders by demonstrating this desamino? Yes, it is possible, even if it is a lie, to convince them that God is not with them, and this can be a huge blow to the church.

Discouragement usually comes when you are tired and overwhelmed. Discouragement often finds its mark when its perspective becomes distorted. When you think things, that when you are in it, no one cares, and nothing is working.

Take some time to rest, think and talk. Get some time with a trusted friend to help you in prayer, with a view to seeing more clearly. God is with you and you are doing something that matters!

3) Split heart

This use of the term "divided heart" refers to when a leader is unclear about his vocation, passion, and purpose.

And there they shall seek the Lord their God, and find him, if they seek him with all their heart and with all their soul. Deuteronomy 4:29

When a leader is unsure of what their job or career should be, they can become dual-minded, resulting in internal conflict. The end result is the feeling of being pulled in two directions. No leader can sustain this for a long period of time.

This is very different from dreaming prayerfully about your future and what God has in store for you. A broken heart is when you are not really clear about what you should do in the present.

If this is the case, do not panic, but do not leave it aside to deal with it "later". You can blink and a year has passed! Take some time to think, pray, and seek wise counsel under God's direction.

Ultimately, this will come to a decision-making process. This is the part only you can perform, but no one. Therefore, make wise choices, always attentive to the word of God. Read this post on "How to Have God's Counsel" I believe I can help you with more information on practical decision-making.

If you are distracted, discouraged or with a divided heart, be comfortable knowing that you are walking in a familiar territory, as other leaders have passed or go through the same situations as you. But just know that You can overcome all this, do not give up. Take the first step today, the dynamic ministry is differentiated from the static.

Never think you're going to please everyone. The important thing is to know that the name Lord is being honored and glorified through his life and ministry.

By: Missionary Vagner

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