In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Eric Geiger are joined by Louie Giglio, pastor of Passion City Church, founder of the Passion movement, and author of Goliath Must Fall. During their conversation, they discuss the following questions:
- Do you feel the depression you went through would have happened regardless of your circumstances or do you feel leaders are more susceptible to that?
- What is a warning signal for someone who’s need for control has moved from a healthy sense of responsibility to an unhealthy or sinful hold on control that isn’t trusting God?
- How do I know if this discontent is an unholy discontent and a holy discontent?
“We do not like to major on our minors, we like to major on our majors.”
“The number one thing you need to do for a person in a state of anxiety or depression is say, ‘It’s not a one size fits all. You are not crazy.’”
“It’s not just the pressure and the weight of leadership, it’s the spiritual fight.”
“I was more addicted to the approval of people than I thought I was.”
“If you need the approval of people and you are a controller, planting a church is a bad idea because you don’t have control and you are not going to be approved.”
“There has to be a place in all our lives where we are willing to lay it down. If you aren’t willing to lay it down, it’s unhealthy.”
“God has a way of reinforcing the idea that we are not in charge of very much in life.”
“You want a leader who is a possibility thinker like Jesus.”
“Growth requires relinquishing.”
“In the relinquishing, what you hope is that you have taught a value system enough that the little things are going to come through in the end.”
“We don’t know our own hearts, so we have to ask God to search our hearts.”
“The way I know is that an unholy discontent, I am at the end of that journey. A holy discontent, the people are at the end of that journey.”
Goliath Must Fall by Louie Giglio