Observation of the events and people who participate in our lives on a daily basis is one of the most powerful exercises for leaders.
Leadership is about people, and unless we observe how God works in our lives to provide opportunity to lead, we will miss the possibility of God using us to help others.
A Chinese proverb emphasizes the way to a lifetime of happiness: “If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap. If you want happiness for a day––go fishing. If you want happiness for a year––inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime––help someone else.”
Helping others can only occur when leaders observe the people God places in their lives each day.
Leaders must seek to discover what is going on in the lives of these individuals, why it is taking place, and how they might be able to show the light of Jesus by helping.
Take a few moments each day to simply observe the working of God through the opportunities provided in the lives of the special people placed on our daily path.