Leadership Lesson Podcast: Season 2 Episode 16 - Preaching to Yourself
Pastor Daniel talks with Ben Courson, founder of Hope Generation, about the value of preaching to yourself. David preached to himself in Psalm 42:11, Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. Ben shares his own painful experience with hopelessness and how God brought Him through it and gave him a message of hope in Him. He gives seven keys to defeat depression, which he discusses in his new book, Optimisfits. It’s a message we all need to hear.
‘You can’t go through life without having problems. In the world you will have tribulation.” -Ben Courson
“Hope is the antidote to anxiety.” -Ben Courson
“Sometimes as leaders we are waiting for other people to encourage us when, really, we need to encourage ourselves.” -Ben Courson
“When God healed my heart, when God gave me hope, that became the one theme that would become my message.” -Ben Courson
One Piece of Advice | Always be Willing to Grow
Kelly Nothnagle, Associate Pastor at Calvary Chapel Boynton Campus, shares his one piece of advice: Always be willing to grow. The sabbath principle of rest and focusing on the Lord is a key to growth. Being open to and listening for God to speak to you and tell you what He has for you.
“I have found when we take that time and establish that rhythm just to slow down our mind and connect with the Lord, it’s amazing how big you can see God is.” -Kelly Nothnagle
“To think that He has called us and allowed us to be a part of His plan, it encourages me to want to experience all that God has for me.” -Kelly Nothnagle
“Live in that space where you are looking and you are excited for what God would have for you, and that you want to grow.” -Kelly Nothnagle
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