We are closing out a 5-part series on how to lead yourself well. Today I’m encouraging you to lead yourself spiritually.

Leadership is not for the faint of heart. David found himself in a position where his men were threatening to kill him because of what they viewed as a leadership mistake. David was outnumbered 600 to 1. There were only so many options in this situation. 1 Samuel 30:6 tell us…

David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.

In other words David lead himself well spiritually. He didn’t jump into calendar or fix it mode. He didn’t write a sermon or fire off an email. He didn’t pretend the problem wasn’t real by avoiding it and playing Angry Birds. He recognized the reality of the situation and knew in order to lead well through this, he was going to need some spiritual strength. And he found it in God.

So in this video I share 5 ways that you as a pastor (the first 4 easily apply to all leaders) can lead yourself well spiritually.

  1. Get up early.
  2. Find solitude or isolation.
  3. Pray.
  4. Journal.
  5. Hang out with people who don’t know Jesus.

Do Work!

What are your best practices for leading yourself well spiritually?

How do you ‘encourage yourself in God’ most effectively?

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