It can be difficult… to chase the dream you have while working in another job. It can feel as if you’re always helping someone else chase their dreams but never having a chance to chase your own. In this episode, Jonathan Pearson and guest Michael Lukaszewski discuss how we can chase our dreams while living life, making a living, and eliminating distractions.
Is God calling you to serve Him in ministry?
First of all, it’s a big YES.
God draws lost people to himself to save them, and his desire is that all saved people serve people. So, if you’re a believer, you are called! Obviously, however, there is a kind of “calling” that sets certain individuals apart for positions of ministry leadership. The New Testament refers to some people as apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. And they are given to the church to teach, preach, shepherd, equip, and instruct.
Taking time to think is a valuable asset to your leadership. This can be easier said than done. The truth is that taking time to really think is a challenge for most people. I believe real thinking is the ability to place yourself in a position where you are able to fully concentrate your thoughts on a specific idea or topic for a period of time. To be able to really think requires discipline and hard work. While I still struggle to spend enough time thinking or being able to move into real thinking, I’ve learned several thinking tactics that have helped me. They include writing out a to-do list, unplugging from technology, and setting the atmosphere. I believe these thinking tactics will help you to really think.
I’m a picky eater. Not only when it comes to the food I eat, but also when it comes to how I eat it. I don’t like for stuff to touch on my plate. Yeah, I’ve heard the argument, “Well, it’s all going to the same place anyway.” I understand that, but I don’t want it touching until it gets there. So what I do is kind of section off my plate. I put every item in a separate section as far away from the other stuff as possible.