Next Generation…Pressure

Pressure carries multiple meanings: 1) continuous physical force exerted on or against an object by something in contact with it, 2) the use of persuasion, influence, or intimidation to make someone do something, and 3) an attempt to persuade or coerce someone into doing something.

There is no doubt leadership comes with a strong element of pressure. The issue really becomes how to handle or deal with the pressure when it arises within leadership.

Working to equip the next generation in this area might work in the reverse. We may find ourselves learning from the next generation how to handle the pressure that leaders face today. Here are a few thoughts to consider.

The best avenue for approaching pressure is fervent prayer. God listens.

Recognize that pressure is part of leadership. It will come.

Learn to relieve pressure through activity. Exercise is a great place to start.

Create expectations that are achievable and be cautious about being unrealistic.

Break the big chunks into smaller ones and focus on one at a time.

Never forget that trials in life serve to perfect us into the people God wants and needs us to be in service to Him and others.

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