Tag: World

Childlike Leadership…

The world is a different place when looking through the eyes of a child. Imagine how doing so would help our leadership.

Worry not about tomorrow, it might not come anyway.

It is okay to get angry, but make up quickly and play as if it never happened.

Stop thinking about the clock. The value of time cannot really be measured by it.

Live life with anticipation of what we get to do each day.

Value the security of knowing someone else is in charge. Thank you Father.

We can learn much from children and their approach to life. Jesus said that unless we become like them we cannot enter the kingdom.

Leading In Less Than One Second…

Jules Verne wrote Around The World In 80 Days. Traveling around the world in a hot air balloon was exciting and the adventure thrilling.

The 21st century has ushered in a few changes. The adventure no longer takes 80 days, or 80 minutes, or even 80 seconds.  In less than one second, with the touch of a button, this can all be experienced through the internet. Technology has changed everything.

Leading in such a time moves us to rethink our approach to every relationship.

For leaders, this is an opportunity to expedite the gospel to the world. How are we using these God-given tools to communicate the hope of Christianity?

Reclusive Leadership…

Few areas in life are more exciting than seeing God’s hand at work.

However, Dorsey Traw said, “It is difficult to see the hand of God at work in our lives, if the only place we ever go is to the supermarket and the service station.”

Consider how limited a reclusive life becomes if we only visit one or two places.

Leadership never takes place in seclusion. If we plan to make a dent in the spiritual transformation of the world, we must get out and get involved in the lives of others.

We must pray fervently, lift up our eyes and look for opportunities, and step up to lead others to our Lord.

Committed Leaders…

The key to leadership is commitment. Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” 

At the heart of any lasting endeavor is the power of commitment. When commitment exists, we can change the world.

As Ms. Mead stated, “It is the only thing that ever has.”

When we look at the early church, the apostles demonstrated a level of commitment that is rarely, if ever, seen in our time, but Christians followed them freely making a sacrifice with their lives for Jesus.

Our leadership for Christ should exemplify the same if we hope to change the world.

Leading In Global Times…

No longer is it a matter of if or when, globalization is here, and now! We often hear people say, “It’s a small world.” 

With the touch of a button, messages can be sent to the other side of the world.

However, we need to ask a few questions.

Are we aware of the changes globally? Economically? Politically? Socially? Religiously?
Have we considered how to embrace these changes?
Does our current plan involve a domestic or global approach?
How are we preparing spiritual leaders within a global context?

As the Lord’s church, we need to answer these questions and take steps to lead with a global perspective.