As all leaders know, leadership can often feel like a juggling act. Managing your time, treasure, and your talents isn’t always easy. Sometimes it seems like there’s no happy medium, no perfect balance in it all. As a result, leaders can make the mistake of panicking and overworking themselves in every area.
However, that’s not how God intended leadership to be. Our responsibilities to work pale in comparison to the responsibility we have to God and His people.
So how can we manage everything in a way that is pleasing to Him?
First, we have to make the most of the time we have here on earth.
Far too many people waste their lives slaving away at their jobs- and for what? James 4:14 says,
“Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.”
Every second of your life should be dedicated to bringing God glory and to serving those around you. As a leader, you may have to make some tough decisions about managing your time. Ultimately, it comes down to this question- how will it benefit others? Are you being productive or putting off things that need done out of sheer laziness?
God has called us to be diligent workers, and so we have to be efficient with the time we’re given.
Next, we have to manage our treasure.
What is treasure? Matthew 6:21 says,
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Now, it’s okay to have money. It’s okay to want to prosper. But we have to learn to appreciate the material wealth we have and not let the love of money interfere with our love for God. That means valuing integrity over greed. You obviously must care about the financial wellbeing of your business to some extent, but you should never do anything dishonest to build it.
God rewards honesty. Where does your treasure truly lie?
Finally, God has given us various talents and abilities so that we could use them to serve others.
If you are skilled in a certain area, don’t keep it hidden; use it for the glory of God. It’s no secret that when people are working in a field they’re comfortable with and truly enjoy, efficiency is doubled.
We are all separate parts of the body of Christ. So there is no need to be competing with each other. We should be helping each other to accomplish one goal by doing our own jobs to the best of our ability.
Leaders need to encourage this mindset even in a non-Christian environment. Leadership, like Christianity, is all about cooperation and a spirit of excellence in everything we do.
If we hold to these principles as we lead others, we won’t have to break our backs to lead well. We’ll please God not just by what we do, but by who we are as we do it.
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As always… Expect Success.