In this episode of the Unseen Leadership podcast, Chandler Vannoy and Josh Hunter are joined by Barnabas Piper who is on staff at Immanuel Church in Nashville, TN. He is also the author of The Pastor’s Kid and Help My Unbelief AND He co-hosts the popular Happy Rant podcast. Exciting news…..he also just released a new book called Hoping for Happiness.
During their conversation, they discuss how to wait on the Lord in your work, growing in humility as a leader, and living up to expectations as a pastor’s kid.
QUOTES FROM EPISODE 49:
“Happiness is not promised to us in our work. Go back and read Genesis 3. Genesis 3 basically says our work is going to be a pain, often.”
“Keep the room clean where you are until God opens the door to the next place.”
“Every time I have ever tried hard to change my work situation, I’ve screwed it up. When I’ve decided to faithfully work where I am and God handles the transition, I’ve been put in a spot that is clearly the best spot for me to be in.”
“To be humble takes a profound amount of security in the Lord. Because you are volunteering to be lower than other people.”
“More is expected of leaders. That’s part of the job.”
“I liked passing the buck and taking the credit, which is the opposite of leadership.”
“If we are marked by the things that we are trying to avoid, we are aimless.”
Hoping for Happiness by Barnabas Piper
Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund
Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning
The Son by Philipp Meyer
Working by Robert A. Caro