Priorities and Purpose

Description

If we are to lead, we must have integrity of heart, stay true to the purpose God has given us and set our priorities accordingly.

"If you will walk before me, as your father David walked, with integrity of heart…" I Kings 9:4a

What does integrity of the heart look like when we lead? It can easily be seen in those whose life, actions, calendar and priorities reflect their values.  

Jesus demonstrated this so beautifully in Luke 4. He spent a long day teaching in the synagogue, escaping from an angry crowd who wanted to throw him off a cliff, rebuking demons, and healing Peter’s mother. He needed rest and so he went off to a quiet place. But the people found him, pleading that he continue to heal and teach. At this point, I know my ‘people pleasing’ side would have kicked in and I’d have stuck around to heal and care for them – it’s important work after all. But Jesus didn’t. He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities, also, for I was sent for this purpose.” (Luke 4:43)  He had integrity of heart, stayed true to the purpose God had given him, and set his priorities accordingly.

David made many bad choices as king, choices which did not align with God’s purpose for his life. But David always made the choice to confess and return to God. He led with integrity most of his life.

In virtually every survey on leadership by Kouzes and Posner, authors of The Leadership Challenge, over the last 20 years, integrity was identified more frequently than any other trait as being most desired in a leader. If we are to lead, we must have integrity of heart, stay true to the purpose God has given us and set our priorities accordingly. 

Do your priorities align with your God-given purpose?

Written by Meg Hancock

 

Please register for a free account to view this content

We hope you have enjoyed the 10 discipleship resources you have read in the last 30 days.
You have exceeded your 10 piece content limit.
Create a free account today to keep fueling your spiritual journey!

Already a member? Login to iDisciple

Related
Treasured by God
Ronnie Floyd
The Purity of the Gospel
K.P. Yohannan
The Error of Positive Thinking
Os Hillman
Walking in Victory
Dr. Ken Boa
Beneath the Bravado
Discovery
Follow Us

Want to access more exclusive iDisciple content?

Upgrade to a Giving Membership today!

Already a member? Login to iDisciple