“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...
Do you have space and margin built into your every day? Most of us don't. We believe that if we create space and margin, we will miss out on the opportunity to do or produce something valuable. We feel guilty if we have unscheduled time and we violate the God-given rhythm of space and margin in the name of doing something great for God.
Here's the thing:
Space and margin are essential for your life and leadership.
In this episode, Jen dives deeper into the reasons we refuse to create space and what happens when we finally do. She also gives a pro tip on how to create this buffer within your day-to-day.
More from the Episode:
God works in open spaces. He speaks, gives us ideas, sets up divine appointments and opportunities, and expands our vision.
Space and margin doesn't just happen. It starts with you. It's a decision that you make and a discipline you integrate.
Creating space and margin is dependent on the mindset that says:
Your mindset matters. What you think will directly impact the decisions that you make. In this episode of the podcast, Jen continues our conversation around mindset and address the lie: "This is just the way it is going to be."
There are unlimited people and things that compete for your limited time, energy, and resources. You try and do it all. You want to be helpful. You want your life to be impactful and significant. So you try...you try really, really hard to do it all. And maybe you even can for awhile.
But eventually, you realize...you just can't keep it up. Many women will resign themselves to the lie that if you can't do it all you just don't have what it takes. It keeps them stuck in the dysfunction rather than living and leading in the freedom of God's truth.
In this episode, Jen talks about the importance of mindset, breaks down this lie that is holding you back, and gives tips on what to do next.
What you believe will directly impact the decisions that you make, and influence the outcome of your situation. When you are stuck, it can often be traced directly to a fear, lie, or limiting belief. It doesn't take much to allow the culture (even the culture of the church), and the enemy to spin a false narrative of who you are. If you continue to operate under these falsehoods, you may experience guilt, shame, bitterness, and resentment. You may also begin to make excuses and blame others. It is critical to check-in with yourself on a regular basis and pay particular attention to the places where you are struggling.
In this episode, Jen confronts the lie: Good leadership means being available 24/7.
It is the biggest obstacle that you face when it comes to the transformation your heart desires. It is your mindset. The way you think directly impacts the choices you make. It can contribute to your fatigue and depletion or give you life and peace.
In this episode, Jen talks about the battle that goes on in our minds and how to win the fight.
Your frame of mind means everything.
Many of us thoughtfully consider specific strategies that we will implement on the road to healthy balance and boundaries, and while getting clear on what you'll do is important, you set yourself up for failure if you do not get your mind right. Have you decided what you believe as you go on this adventure? Do you understand what lies you allow to sabotage your efforts? These are important questions to ask yourself before you go any further because your mindset matters. Here are three reasons why you want to get your mind right.
It will define the outcome. Your mindset determines whether or not you will make progress and succeed. Your biggest obstacle isn't your schedule, your season of life or the demands placed on you by your ministry endeavors. The barrier you face is...you. What you believe in your mind is the single, greatest variable that will influence the outcome. If you don't think you'll ever really have a sustainable pace...