I had a great time on the Thriving In Ministry podcast with Kyle Willis and Dace Clifton.
Dace asked me what I wished I had learned earlier on in my pastoral career. The answer that sprang quickly to my mind is this: God takes me through things on purpose.
At the time we may not be able to see what God is teaching us, but He wastes no opportunities. Everything we have gone through has a purpose.
How true it is: God doesn’t prepare the path for me, but He prepares me for the path.
The same is true for you, my friend! You may not know why during the time of your difficult trial, and you may not even know why on this side of Heaven. But God’s Word assures us that He is using every single thing to prepare us and to bring Him glory.
My book Shepherd Leadership: The Metrics That Really Matter is proof of this! I never thought God would call me to pastor a church—let alone write a book about pastoral leadership—but as I wrote the book, the Holy Spirit brought back to my remembrance so many lessons that I learned along the way.
I’ve already shared several clips from this Thriving In Ministry interview which you can find by clicking here, and I’ll be sharing more clips soon, so please stay tuned.
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