Dan Reiland The Pastor's Coach – Developing Church Leaders

Category / Spiritual Life

Easter is just around the corner, and it will be like no other in our lifetime.

None of us could have anticipated or predicted COVID-19, but it did not catch God by surprise. That does not suggest that God set it in motion, but that He is still God, and He is with us.

There have been countless forecasts about how severe or how long it will go. Those who focus on health seem to talk about severity, and those who focus on the economy seem to talk about duration. Both elements are essential.

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I’ve been thinking about the stresses and pressures we are all carrying these days and attempting to focus on the practical things that help promote mental and spiritual health.

Whether you are a church leader, a parent leading your family, or leading in the business arena, we all need to lean into what helps us think and live healthily so we can better care for and lead others.

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These are uncommon days when fear can wear down even the most courageous, positive, and level-headed leaders.

The constant bombarding of messages with looming news is exhausting to absorb, and there is no way to escape it.

And candidly, we should not escape it. COVID-19 is a reality, and we have the opportunity to lead our families and congregations through it with grace and poise.

This isn’t our time to turtle up, pull back, and hunker down. It’s our time to stand up, be strong, and shine brightly in the darkness.

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What are your dreams and goals for 2020?

2019 is coming to a close, and no doubt you have been dreaming about the potential of a brand-new year.

January 1 … just wide-open possibilities before you.

What will you chase?

Here’s one thing I know that is true about 2020 and you.

Life will present many options and opportunities for you in the next 12 months.

Here’s another thing true… you can’t do them all.

The requirements, opportunities, requests, distractions, and the list goes on will chase you every day.

One of the greatest decisions you can make is to get out in front of your own life and decide what you will chase rather than reacting to all that chases you.

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