On Thursdays we join with the entire staff at Bethany Church for staff chapel. We’re always empowered and championed in our faith, and it’s one of the highlights of our week. Recently we had the privilege of hearing from Pastor Chad Veach, who shared a strong word with us about who we’re becoming. The message was so great that we took notes and summed up his points to share with you. Find our notes below.
Who You’re Becoming
God is more concerned with who you’re becoming than what you’re doing. God is using what you’re doing right now to develop who you’re becoming. The two work hand in hand. You’ve got to become who you’re supposed to become to do what you’re supposed to do, but at the same time, God will always use what you’re doing to develop who you’re becoming.
Philippians 1:6 (ESV) says, “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”
1. Become the SOLUTION.
Churches are like families, and all families have issues. There is no perfect family or church. In our churches, we should become the solutions that are needed. Anyone can point out a problem, but it takes wisdom to point out a solution. You are marked as a wise leader by the fruit of your LIFE.
2. Become who you LOVE.
You are a sum total of your influences. Whoever you allow to be an influence in your life, you become. Who do you love? Choose your heroes carefully. Whoever you consume content from and call your hero is who you will be like. We should aim to become like the heroes of faith in Hebrews 11:38, “of whom the world was not worthy.” Is the world worthy of your faith?
3. Become the STANDARD.
Paul told Timothy to be the standard, meaning to become the level that others would aspire to. Be the standard of your culture in excellence, purity, faith, communication, or whatever you feel called to. Be a standard in your field. Would anyone look at your life and say that you’re the standard?
4. Become CHRISTLIKE.
Become more and more like Jesus, above anyone else. God is working in your life until Christ is formed in you. Do you have the spirit of Jesus? Don’t just quote the words of Jesus, but live a Christlike life. The more you fall in love with Jesus, the more you become like Him. What changes you is beholding the glory of Jesus. He changes you from the inside out.
5. Become the Leader People NEED, Not the Leader People WANT.
Everyone wants a buddy, but everyone needs a pastor. If you are an insecure leader, you will become what you think everyone wants you to be. Becoming the leader that people need has more to do with the success of others than the success of self. The greatest leaders are servant leaders. Jesus existed for the sake of others.
We’re just a few days away from our last Preview Day of the school year, and we would LOVE to meet you and talk more about the person you are becoming. If God has given you a desire to lead and serve His people, we can help educate, equip, and empower you to do that work. Join us on Monday, April 15. Register here.