Of course not… Right! Maybe constantly, you say? I understand. What pressure points are you dealing with right now? Let’s list a few leaders might experience:
- Tough situations among leaders on your team
- Personal family trials
- Issues in your church body that threatens a split
- Betrayal by someone close to you
- The need to forgive someone you don’t even like
- Wonderful ministry opportunities abounding but not enough hours in the day to oversee them all
- A God given vision for ministry that no one else seems to “get”
- Temptation in an area that you have struggled with for a long time
Okay, here are few things you can do:
- Take each one to God, list them out in a journal or on your iPad
- Remember, God knows each one, and knew when you would face each one
- Seek some wise counsel from trusted Christian friends/co-workers
- Pray and lay them down before the Lord again
- Ask a prayer warrior or two to pray specifically about each one
- Study the Word to hear directly from God on the issues you are dealing with
- Allow God to do what only He can do in each situation
- Stay in the Word and prayer daily
Now, how can you help other women you lead to face pressure points the same way? Perhaps a Bible study you lead your women’s team through, or that you offer for other women’s small groups in your church.
Take a look at this message from Chip Henderson from the Bible Studies for Life small group study, Pressure Points as he discusses the issue of temptation.
Consider personally walking through this study, or leading your women through this study that addresses pressure points we face along our faith journey.