Joshua Gagnon

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Ep 143: Discouragement vs. Holy Discontent Pt 2

Welcome to the 143rd episode of the Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast!

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Do you have a question for Pastor Josh about leadership, ministry, or any other topic we’ve covered on the podcast so far? Submit your questions to info@joshuagagnon.com or @joshgagnon on Twitter and Pastor Josh might answer it on a future episode!


Thoughts from this episode:

Discouragement focuses on ME. Holy discontent focuses on HIM.


Discouragement says, “I don’t think I can make it.” Holy discontent says, “you can do all things.”

Discouragement shows what I’m not, holy discontent shows who He is and what He can accomplish.


Discouragement says, “I don’t know if I’m called.” Holy discontent says, “God will clarify your calling.”

What causes discouragement?

  1. FRUSTRATION

  2. Wrong FOCUS

  3. FAILURE

  4. FATIGUE


What do we do about it?

  1. Renew your mind (Romans 12:2)

  2. Refocus our heart (Revelation 2:4)

  3. Reschedule our life (Ephesians 5:15-16)

  4. Rejoice (James 1:2-4)



Don’t be entitled to ministry, be amazed by it.

Quotes:

“The fastest way to fall out of your calling is to chase someone else's.”

“Discouragement is the enemy. Holy Discontent is the blessing.”


Ep 142: Discouragement vs. Holy Discontent Pt 1

Welcome to the 142nd episode of the Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast!

If you enjoy listening to this podcast and it has helped you and your team in any way, please leave us a review on Apple Podcast or Stitcher or take the time to share it on social media.

Do you have a question for Pastor Josh about leadership, ministry, or any other topic we’ve covered on the podcast so far? Submit your questions to info@joshuagagnon.com or @joshgagnon on Twitter and Pastor Josh might answer it on a future episode!

Thoughts from this episode:

Discouragement is universal.

The attack of the enemy is this: “If I can keep you discouraged long enough, I can convince you to quit.”

A discouraged leader brings down their team. The leader is the thermostat.

Differences between discouragement and holy discontent:

Discouragement: stagnant 
Holy discontent: active

Discouragement: hangs its head
Holy discontent: raises its eyebrows

Discouragement: blames 
Holy discontent: unites

Discouragement: focuses on limitations
Holy discontent: focuses on possibilities

Discouragement: brings down a team
Holy discontent: inspires a team

“Discouragement isn’t the enemy. Staying discouraged and causing it to eliminate you is the enemy.”

Ep 141: How to Lead a Team Huddle

Welcome to the 141st episode of the Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast!

If you enjoy listening to this podcast and it has helped you and your team in any way, please leave us a review on Apple Podcast or Stitcher or take the time to share it on social media.

Do you have a question for Pastor Josh about leadership, ministry, or any other topic we’ve covered on the podcast so far? Submit your questions to info@joshuagagnon.com or @joshgagnon on Twitter and Pastor Josh might answer it on a future episode!

Thoughts from this episode:

Use V I P for your team huddle: Vision, Information, Prayer.

Start with explaining the why and casting vision. It always starts with the vision.

Equip your team members with information about what is going on at your church.

Check in with what is going on in your team members’ lives and pray with them.