Our memorial (testimony) isn’t just meant for us to look back upon and reminisce. Our testimony is meant to propel us forward. We look backward to God’s faithfulness so that we can go forward in faith.
We need to understand that there are going to be obstacles in the way. Just because God is with us doesn’t mean it’s going to be smooth sailing. In fact, if we are on mission with God, it’s NOT going to be smooth sailing.
Courage is not the absence or denial of fear, but the ability to look fear in the face and slap it around a few times.
The leadership landscape is constantly changing (especially over the last couple years!). Leaders need to continuously adapt and change to keep pace with a rapidly evolving culture. What got us to the “Promised Land” likely won’t help us thrive in the Promised land.
We’ve all seen it. Pastors and ministry leaders who have led hundreds and thousands of people to follow Jesus. They’re gifted teachers and leaders who have built successful ministries and churches, only to throw it all away because they let their guard down for one moment. Then one became two and two became three and three became a harmful habit. They have ended up like Moses, disqualified from leadership because of their indiscretion.