Pete Wilson with Cross Point Church opened his Catalyst lab session by asking the question:
When did God ever give anyone an easy job?
Pete’s message in his recent book Plan B, which recently went viral, is to those who are in the midst of difficult times. Pete explains it as “the spot in one’s life, personally or relationally, when they have a heightened sense of vulnerability and a diminished sense of power.” Since this is mostly a Christian leadership conference, Pete adapted his message to a Catalyst audience.
The fact is that church leaders struggle every day. Pete reminded leaders that “God is much more concerned about what a leader is becoming than what he or she is doing.” He said Satan brings ideas and images to our mind to distract us from the work we are called to do.
Pete said the four main temptations for Christian leaders are:
Tempted to think you are in control
Tempted to pretend
Tempted to ditch our God-given values in pursuit of our God-given dreams
Tempted to feel abandoned
Pete closed by reminding the room of Christian leaders that God is more powerfully present even when He seems more apparently absent.
I sensed in the room, and in my spirit, that this was a much needed breathe of fresh air for many leaders in the room. I love the transparency of Pete. Glad to say he is a personal friend in the ministry.
(If you want to read an interview I did with Pete, click HERE.)