A pastor friend of mine challenged me in leadership. He said, “Leaders are learners.” I have found this to be true as I’ve ministered over the last 14 years. Leaders must continually learn about themselves, those around them , their craft, vision, leadership and so many other subjects.
Lately, I’ve been learning about faith. I’ve realized how little my faith was. I have understood how certain situations have strengthened my faith. It has been an interesting series of events where God has blown my mind repeatedly about trusting Him more.
I could tell you story after story about what God has taught in the past few months. Some are very encouraging and others very challenging. But the way I see it, these are encouraging to me, challenging to me. They may not (and probably would not) encourage or challenge you in the same way. The reason: you have stories of your own. If you look back over the past 30, 60, 90 days, you will see the different situations and scenarios where God has taught you important lessons.
I challenge you to reflect today. Reflect on the things God is teaching you. There is a great passage of Scripture in 2 Peter 1. Peter says in verse 13, “I think it is right, so long as I am in this body, to stir you up by way of reminder…” I hope to stir you to remember what God has done and to be thankful for what He is doing.
After all, we can learn something from every situation. I pray that you will.