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A Leader’s Conviction


Almost every Sunday morning before I open the doors of our congregation, I say to myself, “These doors will always be opened, even for a thousand generation, until our Lord returns.”

Every time we receive an offering, sign a check to pay our church bills, I say to myself – “God will always meet our needs as a church.”

Sometimes I audibly say these words in front of the entire church, “our church has been around for more than 15o years. God has been faithful and He is not about ready to abandon us. I am completely persuaded that He who began a good work in us, will be faithful till the end.

  • Souls will be saved
  • New believers will be baptized
  • They will be discipled
  • They will grow and develop into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ
  • And they will go out and multiply

I am completely persuaded! I refuse to allow doubt, fear, uncertainty, and anxiety to intimidate me.”

You know what? I am not backing down from those convictions.

Doors are going to get closed in front of you. People are going to say not to you. You going to get knocked down and rejected. What are you going to do about it? You’ll need to keep on keeping on. Get your hustle on. Arm yourself with some grit. Wrap yourself with some resilience.

Here is a list of some people who’s done just that: Enjoy!

  • “Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore, I have set my face like a flint, and I know I will not be put to shame.” Isaiah 50:7
  • “A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.” — Ralph Nader
  • “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go but ought to be.” — Rosalynn Carter
  • “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” — Max Lucado
  • “Consensus is the negation of leadership.” — Margaret Thatcher
  • “Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win which is one of the essentials to success.” — Napoleon Hill
  • “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: which is: Try to please everybody.” — Herbert B. Swope
  • “If I have the belief that I can do it, I will surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  • “In this world, a man must either be an anvil or hammer.” — Henry W. Longfellow
  • “Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.” — Woodrow Wilson
  • “Let him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.” — Thomas Carlyle
  • “My leadership began to take flight when I allowed myself to press people to change—whether they thanked me or cursed me.” – John Maxwell
  • “Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.” — Samuel Johnson
  • “With the power of conviction, there is no sacrifice.” — Jim Rohn
  • “We will either find a way or make one.” – Hannibal
  • “From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.” Matthew 16:21

Conclusion:

The wise husband will tell his wife, when she is baffled with fear and anxiety, and complains late at night – honey, everything is going to be alright!

The wise Parent will look square in the eye of a son or a daughter – you are going to make it. You will get through this heartbreak, tragedy, or setback.

The wise small church pastor up in the country needs to remind himself and his congregation – will not die. We shall live to declare the goodness of our savior!

The small mom and pap’s business on that lonely corner – we are going to make it. We will find a way.


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There are three things I think about every moment of everyday... they consume me deeply. How to: 1. Refine my theological understanding 2. sharpen my ethical rigor 3. and heighten my devotional intensity. These are the things I write about. Welcome you to my blog... Join me on this incredible journey of exploration and discovery of all the things God has in store for His children. Join by following or subscribing. I appreciate your thoughts, comments and friendship. Walter

10 Comments

  1. This word was on time. I am so happy my mother (mtetar) shared the link with me. As a minister, I am learning daily how to live a life unto God when it comes to opening the doors. Hmmm…ask, seek, knock. Someone has been asking for this ministry, seeking this ministry, knocking on the doors of this ministry and I can not give up. God called me to do this and while it may seem as if I am alone, the truth is I am not because Jesus is here with me as well as the Holy Spirit and God. Slow and steady (faithful). I praise you Lord in advance. I praise you right now. You deserve the glory. Thank you for allowing me to receive such an honor to do your will FOR YOUR GLORY. Thank you Walter!

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    • Bella may the Lord strengthen you hands and fill you with endutance. Fight that good fight of faith. Keep pressing on and in due time the LORD will reward you. Thanks for your strong feedback.

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      • Bella Grace says

        Brother Walter I thank you for your obedience. It encourages me greatly. I’m sold out for Jesus. And I want to only do his work. No matter what the worldly situation is around me right now, I will bless the lord continuously. My God will bring…is bringing me out right now.

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  2. Thank you for these words of encouragement. There have been a quite a few churches in my area of Canada that have closed their doors recently, and it can be unnerving.

    The church I am lay pastor of was established in 1851 and coming up to 165 years. I am thankful for all those before myself who have true to God’s Word and for the souls that were saved, baptized and discipled. Knowing this is God’s work, may He find me faithful.

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  3. Many great people have said great things, yet King Jesus gave us His very Word which is Spirit and Life, and He also laid down His very life, and humbling himself became a servant…even unto death on a cross. Many forget that to follow Him is a way whereby we must not look for what we gain, but we must also seriously count the cost, and having put our hand to the plow, we must not turn back…And then He said that seeking Him first…ALL things shall be added unto us! It simply doesn’t get any better than that, does it? Lord, help us to be heavenly minded by Your grace. My prayer for you Walter is that your church shall be raised up triumphantly as the Lord has spoken — as a city set upon a hill which CANNOT be hid. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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