Have you ever struggled to discern the voice of God amidst all the other voices, including your own? Do you have trouble making decisions and feeling confident that they are in line with God’s will?
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As leaders, hearing the voice of God is of utmost importance, not just for our own lives, but also as we lead others. But sometimes it can be difficult to discern God’s voice and determine where He is leading us.
In this episode, my guest Jenny Randle shares with us about some of the things that hold us back from hearing God’s voice, why it’s so vital for us to listen to God as Christian women leaders, and what a healthy theology of the Holy Spirit looks like.
In addition, Jenny shares her 7 question checklist for making decisions which is SO helpful in making some of the big decisions in life. Jenny and I also discuss the importance that church and spiritual leadership has in our lives plus what to do when what your leadership says is different from what you sense God telling you.
Join my free webinar: 3 Keys to Becoming a Confident Leader by texting the word “CONFIDENT” to 55444. If you’re hearing after the webinar is no longer available, I’ll be sure to send you some other free gift to help you become a confident leader.
Key Points about Discerning the Voice of God:
- Why we have a hard time hearing God’s voice [6:27]
- Why Jenny wrote her book [8:00]
- How distraction, isolation, and timidity keep us from hearing from God [10:24]
- What a healthy theology of the Holy Spirit looks like [26:13]
- Why Christian women leaders need to discern God’s voice [31:55]
- Jenny’s “check yourself before you wreck yourself” checklist [33:57]
- The importance of spiritual leaders in our lives [35:34]
- Red flags for identifying unhealthy leadership [44:51]
- How hearing God’s voice allows us to lead with confidence [50:00]
- Jenny’s bonus workshop within the Confident Leader Catalyst [52:00]
- Connect with Jenny [53:48]
Key Quotes about Hearing God’s Voice:
“When we pause and take notice of the way God is moving, we’re acknowledging Him and we’re not being distracted from Him.” – Jenny Randle
“It’s about being intentional in looking for and listening for God in all of your life.” – Esther Littlefield
“The Lord speaks through people all the time.” – Jenny Randle
“Even if we make the wrong choice, God can redirect us.” – Esther Littlefield
“A lot of times we elevate those ‘still, small voice’ moments above ‘what does the Bible say, what does leadership say?’” – Jenny Randle
“I couldn’t separate God, the church, and people… God had to teach me how to separate the three.” – Jenny Randle
“We’re serving, we’re showing up, we’re leading because not only has He called us to lead confidently, but our confidence doesn’t come from ourselves, it comes from Him.” – Jenny Randle
“When we know that our life goal is to just do things for His glory and the good of others, it’s not about us at all.” – Jenny Randle
Resources & Links:
Jenny on Episode 43
Getting to Know God’s Voice: Discover the Holy Spirit in Your Everyday Life (A 31-Day Interactive Journey)
Episode 10: Finding Your Purpose
Are you ready to become a confident leader?
Join my free webinar on Sept. 21, 2020: 3 Keys to Becoming a Confident Leader by texting the word “CONFIDENT” to 55444. If you’re hearing after the webinar is no longer available, I’ll be sure to send you some other free gift to help you become a confident leader.
My program, the Confident Leader Catalyst, will be open soon for the Fall round. It’s a step-by-step program that takes you from hesitant, confused, and stuck to confident, clear, and ready to take action. We will dive deep into helping you become a leader who has confidence, clarity, and courage so that you can step out of your comfort zone and into your calling.
Head over to confidentleadercatlyst.com to get on the waitlist now (or if you’re listening when the program is open, you can get all the details there). When you join the waitlist, I’ll also send you my free “Renew Your Mind” guide which has 12 mindset shifts to help you become a confident leader!
Connect with Jenny Randle:
How Well Do You Know God’s Voice Quiz
Jenny Randle is an Emmy®-award winning editor who went on a journey to discover what it really means to live on purpose. From a career in the heart of Hollywood editing for billion-dollar franchises to a faith-based author, national speaker, and chart-topping podcaster, Jenny’s voice, and work has been featured in hundreds of notable films, print and media outlets. Her search for meaning in the everyday moments of life has led her to write Courageous Creative and her newest book, Getting to Know God’s Voice. Jenny encourages leaders, creatives, and procrastinating dreamers to get comfortably uncomfortable as they discover how God designed them on purpose too.
In early 2018, Jenny and her husband Matt formed Freedom Creatives Inc., an organization dedicated to developing resources that merge profound Gospel-centered truths with practical application. They reside in Northern Florida with their two young kids.
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