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Last week during the CM Leaders opening session, Eric Hamp spoke a little on the old adage, If the devil can’t make you bad, he can make you busy. While I’ve heard this saying before I’ve always taken it to be about having too many things on your plate.

Eric challenged that thinking. We’re all busy; his challenge was about being busy with the right things.

As leaders in the church (or home), our focus needs to be on what you are called to lead. There is always going to be things that will take us, and try to keep us, off focus.

When that happens, it will lead you to the conclusion that you are not enough. That you are incapable.
You’ll feel incompetent and ready to walk away.

At the root of your call is a call to serve the Lord. If you’re facing those feelings I just listed, it’s time to stop and listen. It’s time to wait and hear from God.

It can be scary because you can’t be sure how long it will take to hear. And you’ll want to keep moving.
Be patient.

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About the Author

Jesse and his wife, Teri, will celebrate 20 years of marriage in May of 2012 and are raising two growing sons, Kevin and Alex. After moving from the DC metro area in 2008 they adopted a mastiff named Book and slobber became a way of life. In his spare time, you may find Jesse enjoying photography, biking, or simply watching a movie or reading. Jesse is a graduate of Cohort K from Bethel Seminary’s CFM program and serves as the Children and Family Pastor at the Evangelical Free Church of Wauconda.