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Why I Resigned (and You Should, Too)

I feel a sense of incredible relief.

I feel relieved to know that I don’t have to be the change agent for people.

I feel relieved to know that I don’t have to envision the future for our church.

That’s His job. I feel relieved to know that I don’t have to make things happen through brilliant strategy, leadership or clever preaching. Life change and church growth is His job. I wish I had never taken that job away from Him. He is so much more capable than I am.

I’m sorry I ever took that role away from Him as well.

I have resigned. I’ll keep on resigning, too. Why? So God can do immeasurably more than I could ever ask or imagine in and through my life and build HIS church THROUGH me! If that sounds desirable to you, would you join me in tendering your resignation today?

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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.