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Fears That Keep You From Great [EP:121] The Final Series

“Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great.”   -Jim Collins

 

What a powerful quote. And I know this to be true in my own experience. I try to hold on and do everything. I don't want to let go of good things that are valuable and serving people. But sometimes have to let go of good in order to open our hands to receive the new thing God is calling us to.

 

Last week, I shared with you the difficult decision to quit something good, something I love, in order to make room for something great. If you haven't already listened to that episode, you can HERE.

 

*SPOILER ALERT...I have been invited by God to launch a new podcast and I've said yes to that new thing...which means I am bringing this show to an end.

 

When I first started to sense this I came up with every reason in the world why I should keep the WMU podcast going and just do both projects. And in today's episode I share with you the fears, lies, and limiting beliefs that I've been wresting with because I believe when it comes time for YOU to surrender something good to God, you will come up with all sorts of reasons why you can't.

 

Some of My Reasons

 

There were Good things happening…

 

  • I have a wonderful growing community who downloads and listens to the podcast week after week.
  • I’ve received emails, texts, DM’s on FB and Instagram sharing how particular episodes have encouraged and helped you.

 

 

Fears, Lies, Limiting Beliefs

  • Will stopping hurt my credibility?
  • What if people who are listening to this podcast don’t switch over to the new one?
  • You’ll be seen as not committed.
  •  This could hurt your reputation.
  •  People may no longer turn to you for support.
  •  You’ll disappoint people.

More thoughts...

  • You have people that would still listen to this podcast.
  • What if you miss out on an opportunity because you stop?
  • You could still put out good content. It’s not that hard.
  • This is still good.

 

And more thoughts...

Just do both. Do both. In fact, if you do both, imagine what people will think! They’ll be amazed at how much you can do! Look at how much value you could give to people. You could double your impact! You could give more support. Just do both. They both can be good.

 

It’s hard to surrender things to God…the roles, responsibilities, the hopes, the outcomes, our thinking, what makes sense to us…surrender is hard because we have to give up our illusion of control. We almost feel weak for doing it. But that’s when God’s strength shines brightest.

 

When we are willing to give up our relevancy, our perceived value, our title, our credentials, (our current podcast), even our past…and as the apostle Paul says, look forward to what lies ahead…pressing on to reach the end of the race we will experience the joy of our faith and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus is calling us. 

 

Make sure to listen to the entire episode and join me next week (and beyond) into something new!
 

 

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