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What to do When You’re Overwhelmed

Believe it or not, it’s not the easiest job leading a megachurch. Be careful what your pray for.

Thousands of people with needs in their lives; dozens of leaderships teams, dozens of staff; budgets; financial forecasts; a relentless schedule; all the while preparing to teach weekly so everyone—from doctors, lawyers and exec VPs, to people who live in mobile homes—can hear from God is an unbelievable task, among others.

Confession: I sometimes just get absolutely overwhelmed.

This week has been one of those weeks. There have been some big needs. I’ve dealt with some big stuff. I’ve had some long days. I’ve made some big decisions. I’ve got more to make.

So today, I was just feeling a little overwhelmed … when God spoke to me loud and clear through his Word:

“He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way” (Psalm 25:9 NLT).

Have you ever been overwhelmed?

If so, here is the promise: If we’ll stay close to our Heavenly Father, and stay coachable and teachable, He can and will show us what to do next.

We don’t need to know what to do six weeks from now. We just need to know what do next. Our God knows. He can and will show us the way.

If we’re humble will follow Him, He will SHOW us WHAT’S RIGHT, and TEACH us HIS WAY. Now that’s a promise! All of a sudden, I’m not overwhelmed. You?

“Lord, I don’t have to know or understand everything because You do. Show me Your way. Protect me from any attitude that would prevent me from being led and taught by You. I’m following You. Take the lead!”  

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Shawn is the Founder & CEO of CourageToLead.com. His heart beats for coaching leaders and helping them all conquer what keeps them up at night. Shawn previously served as Founding and Lead Pastor of Mountain Lake Church, and Directional Leader for churchplanters.com, and the annual Velocity Conference. Due to both demand and calling, Shawn has now devoted himself full-time to coaching leaders.