As a Christian leader, I wear a lot of different hats and often have a lot of different responsibilities. If I am not careful, I can get very caught up in all I am doing for others and forget “WHO” I am really doing all of this for.
I also can forget “WHO” it is that empowers, gifts and equips me for this service. This forgetting can really get in the way of my making the difference and having the impact that God has for me to make!
Jeremiah 9:23-24 is a great reminder for Christian leaders! It says: “23 Thus says the LORD, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; 24 but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises loving kindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the LORD.”
The true and effective Christian leader is not into pleasing himself/herself and this is why you it becomes so easy to give yourself away. The true and effective Christian leader is also not into pleasing others, because ultimately it is not really about them, even though we serve them. The true and effective Christian leader is into serving the Lord, because it is about understanding and knowing Him!
The Devil will try to side-track you by causing you to get distracted by self or others, but don’t fall into that trap. Stay focused on G3! Give God Glory because glory is His and you will always find yourself doing exactly what you are supposed to be doing – your job!
Our job is not to do what we think is best. Our job is not to do what others think is best. Our job is to understand and know our God and try to help others to do the same. Have fun at work today! G3!