In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Jonathan Evans. Evans is a pastor, speaker, mentor, and author. He serves on the pastoral staff at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas. His latest book is Your Time is Now. They discuss building time into your day to purposefully hear from God and the biblical importance of rest.
“God will use your greatest misery for your greatest ministry.”
“A lot of people want to discount the journey for the goal, not realizing that the journey makes you ready for the goal when it comes.”
“Comparison is a killer of purpose.”
“I want people to be known, loved, valued, and spiritually developed so they can be commissioned.”
“We find value in our work, but we don’t realize our power is in our rest.”
“If you are exhausted, then you will become an enemy of your own vision.”
“There is a place for eating and drinking the bread of life. For walking with God. For resting. For pulling back and being a great leader who trusts the people they hire and put in place.”
“You cannot be high impact when you are high fatigue.”
“As a pastor’s son, I can tell you now, that if you don’t prioritize your family they will know that they are not the priority and that’s why a lot of PK kids go left, because the ministry was more important than them and they can feel it.”
“If you are a micromanager what you are saying to your staff is that you really don’t trust them.”
“There is a realization that pastor’s have to understand that God will allow those hard times and trials because He needs you to let go.”
“When you are exacerbated, it may be God prying it out of your hands, saying you are frustrated because you need to let go.”
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