Are You Going Somewhere Worthwhile?
Are you going somewhere worthwhile?
Three approaches to determine where you are headed
The most important element of leadership is where you are leading your followers. If you are not going somewhere worthwhile, it does not matter how many people follow you there.
There are three approaches to determining where you are headed.
- Management by Objective – The leader decides what the goals will be.
- Management by Wandering Around – The leader and followers work together to decide what the goals will be.
- Management by Following God – God decides the goals.
This last approach is illustrated by individuals such as Abraham, Joseph, and Jesus in the Bible. It requires an intimacy with God and a willingness to trust and obey Him.
Since only God knows what will be worthwhile in the end, the only way to know if we are going somewhere worthwhile is to follow Him. Ultimately, the only leader worth following is a leader who is following God.
When we follow Him we may not know or understand what the final destination may be. God usually shows us only one or two steps at a time. Following God involves “walking by faith.” We take each step with faith in who He is and faith that He is leading us somewhere worthwhile.
“By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance: and he went out, not knowing where he was going.” Hebrews 11:8
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