Konnie is a Pastor, writer and blogger who lives north of Toronto Canada. She is passionate about seeing people meet Jesus and reach their potential as disciple-making disciples. She has written on the pastoral care of women and children in crisis and also enjoys a good cup of coffee. Konnie is married to the host of the Young Church Leaders Podcast and together they are expecting their first child. Literally. Any. Day.
In this episode, we talk about how Konnie has carved out a great routine for spending time with God in the midst of a busy lifestyle; as well as anything you’ve ever wanted to know about Grant. Maybe.
Welcome to episode 22 of the Young Church Leaders Podcast with Grant Vissers!
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Takeaways from the Episode
1. Establish a Routine and Stick to it
People who are great at spending time with God aren’t doing anything out of the ordinary. They’re not doing anything special. They’re simply consistent. Consistency is the key to establishing any healthy relationship with God. Find a routine that works for you and stick to it. In the long run, consistency will allow you to spend time with God and develop your heart as a leader.
2. What Works for You Won’t Work Everyone
One of the main problems I see when people aren’t successful with their time with God is what I like to call the spiritual copycat. That may sound harsh, I don’t mean it to be, so hear me out. We all have pastors, mentors and people who we look up to. When we find the leader we want to be like we often end up copying their spiritual practices as well. The only problem with that is this: not all people thrive on the same spiritual practices. Konnie and I have completely different practices in our lives because we are different people. Konnie mentions that you need to find the practice that works for you. So don’t worry if you can’t sit still and pray words out loud when your prayer language is music. Be yourself. Find what works for you.
3. Don’t Find Time, Make Time
Everyone has twenty-four hours in a day, and seven days in a week. When we say we’ll find the time, we often don’t. In order to establish healthy routines of practices that work for you and stick to them, you need you MAKE time. We make time for things that matter. If you find yourself constantly saying, “I don’t have time,” you might need to reassess your priorities for whatever you keep missing.
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Join us next time on the Young Church Leaders Podcast with Grant Vissers. In episode 23 we talk to Brady Shearer about the single greatest communication shift in the last 500 years and what you can do about it.