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Who’s on your team? King David had his mighty Three and his courageous Thirty. His army was mighty and his soldiers mirrored his skill and character. Every leader has to evaluate his/her team in order to accomplish the mission and achieve the vision. You have to make sure you know who’s on your team. If you’re going to do anything mighty and impactful, you’ll need the right team. This is mandatory for every leader to understand.
Hitting my state fair pose after church with the ONLY LADY of @thegatheringoasischurch. She’s the ONLY LADY because there will never be another one. 🙌🏾😎 cc: @heatherllove
There are three major areas in a gathering body that are prone to the enemy’s attacks—preaching, praise and prayer. The Holy Place is where intercession, praises and the Word are offered. It’s the last stop before we encounter the Holy God in our personal Holy of Holies. The enemy desires to quench those entering in, and his tactic is to fill the ministering vessel with everything of the world so there’s no room left for God to flow through. If the intercessors become gossipers, lustful and bitter, then their prayers are hindered. When the praisers become self-consumed and non-submissive, their praises are more about bringing attention to themselves than to God. Then, there are the preachers. Pollute the preacher and the rest of the body will suffer. We must protect the worshippers, the intercessors and the preachers lest the enemy finds them vulnerable. God bless the Jesus’ bride—the Church! cc: @thegatheringoasischurch
The way I just screamed watching this!!!! 😂🤣😭 Looks like someone else got touched in the choir stand, and she was about to get touched by the lady sitting beside her. 😂🤣😭
Those things will never fill you.
If you didn’t know, @thegatheringoasischurch has two locations. @thegodowntown has a service on Saturday nights. If you’re in Atlanta and looking for something to do this evening, come through. We’d love to have you. If not, we’ll see you tomorrow morning 9:30am. Service info for tomorrow mornings service is found at @thegatheringoasischurch. •
Today’s the day that we welcome you in to our new church location, celebrate all that God has accomplished through the GO-D, and plan for the big vision that He has in store for this church moving forward. We’re believing God for BIG things. Come ready to usher in the Spirit to 437 Memorial Dr. at 6:00pm! #thegodowntown #atl #atlantachurch #saturdaynight
This is difficult for those who feel like they don’t need or want anyone’s help. But if you’re going to accomplish anything that’s worthwhile or impactful then you’ll need a team of willing and able people. Whether you’re building a business, pastoring a church, leading an organization or trying to pass needed legislation, you’ll need a great team. Tomorrow, I’m teaching on this important subject at @thegatheringoasischurch. I’m teaching on the 5 groups of people who comprise any team (God sends some; the enemy sends others), why it’s important to identify who’s who, why it’s vital to identify which one you are and share how many mighty men throughout the Bible found success because of their team.
David, a mighty king and warrior had mighty men on his team—Jashobeam, Eleazar and Shammah. These weren’t ordinary men; Eleazar killed enemy combatants until his hand was too tired to lift his sword! That’s the kind of person you want on your team. My expectation is to talk to visionaries, leaders, dreamers and builders tomorrow as we close this sermon series on relationships and start our June sermon series on leadership. See y’all in the morning at 9:30am. #squad #gosermons #columnsandcracks
Ignoring pain doesn’t heal it, and keeping it hidden from others doesn’t either. Oftentimes, we’re trained as kids to ignore how we feel; thereby, dismissing the pain and failing to explore and share our emotions. In some settings we’re taught that emotions aren’t good to share—especially amongst men. We’re told not to cry and be big girls/big boys. As we get older our tears and our ability to emotionally connect dries up. This creates adults who can see pain in others (and themselves), and ignore it. Ignoring the pain affirms apathy, not empathy, which means we don’t care about our pain or others. We attempt to just live with it. There are so many adults walking around today who’ve dismissed their pain and traumatic situations. They’re living as though the tragic scenarios (no matter the level of intensity) didn’t happen. They fail to realize that one day the old bandage that’s covering that old wound will fall off and expose the scars they’ve tried to overlook. For many, that’s a day they aren’t looking forward to.
My newest book is now available on amazon, iBooks, kindle, etc. Thanks for the support! #overlookedthebook
My newest book is available for purchase today via amazon, kindle, audible, iBooks, and all other mediums! Thanks for the support. I’m doing a Instagram Live soon to talk about the book (and other things😎). #overlookedthebook
Flow with me for a moment. I don’t seek to undermine the seriousness of Jesus’ questions or the answers; however, it’s important to understand the value of the questions. It’s wise to know how you’re perceived by those outside of your sphere of influence. Knowing how you’re perceived doesn’t mean you have to agree to the perception. Their answers might be wrong, but it’s important to ask so you’re aware of what’s being said.
Then, you ask the most important question—WHO DO YOU SAY I AM? This is an important question leaders ask those who are the closest to them. This answer allows a leader to know if the responders are able to distinguish who the leader is from what s/he does (which can be a major difference) and shows if the responders are aware of the person who’s leading them (this is vital). It’s difficult to evaluate self honestly because we’ll overlook very serious character flaws in an attempt to make ourselves appear better than we actually are. For this important reason, leaders must be strong enough, thick-skinned enough and wise enough to ask this question to those around them so they’re able to make any adjustments. The only caution is to be wise with those you ask! Although you pose the question to many, there might be only one who needs to respond! The other answers could be born of flesh and baptized in jealousy and bitterness. So, be cautious because the answers given by those closest to you may tell you more about who they are and who you have on your team (and who you need to let go of) than they tell you about yourself.