Jul 1, 2020 | Podcast, The Living Room

037: Leading with God-Confidence with Esther Littlefield


“Will you be faithful to serve God when you are still in the shadows?” 

In this episode, writer & host of The Christian Woman Leadership Podcast, Esther Littlefield, shares her journey of learning to trust God and lead with confidence.

Esther has always had a desire to lead women, but it didn’t happen overnight. One of her biggest challenges was confidence. After looking in other directions for validation and confidence, she discovered it was only available in Christ. As she remained faithful to obey and serve God with whatever He placed in front of her, He eventually opened the door, both in the church and the business world, for her to lead women like she had always dreamed.

Whether you’ve always felt called to lead or have recently had it thrust upon you, God wants to equip and strengthen you for the work He has called you to!

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Important Takeaways from Show

  • We are all leading in some area (i.e. parenting, work, church, friendships)
  • To discern where and how God wants you to lead: Pray and reflect on the areas you are most excited about or feel God uses you the most and ask how He wants to use you to lead in that area
  • Act in response to God’s direction
  • Rather than trying to find God’s will, “Watch to see where God is working and join Him” (Henry T Blackaby, Experiencing God)
  • A closed door does not mean a broken dream; sometimes it just means “wait”
  • “Closed doors are not rejection, they are direction” ~ Joanna Weaver
  • Be faithful to do what God has in front of you right now and trust Him to show you the next steps
  • “Deepen the message. Let God broaden the ministry” ~ Joanna Weaver
  • God knows where and when we are ready to lead others; we will replicate what we are
  • Confidence grows as we take small actions of faith and obedience
  • Your worth has to come from God, not the role you feel called to
  • Acknowledge the areas you feel insecure or lack confidence and take them to God
  • Invite God into your fears and broken places
  • Confidence in not about you; it is about the God who lives in you
  • Look in God’s Word for the truth of who He is and what He says about you
  • The root of confidence is trust in God
  • God wants to bring wholeness to every area of our lives, not just the ones we feel called to lead in
  • True confidence and flourishing operates out of our close walk with the Lord

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
    whose confidence is in him. ~ Jeremiah 17:7

"Confidence is not about you...it's about the God who lives in you!" - Esther Littlefield - TLR 037


Links from Show

The Christian Woman Leadership Podcast 

Morningstar Media Services

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