What’s in It for Me?
A common temptation is to focus on the areas of our lives where we can achieve personal success and win approval from others. Leading from self-motivation, self-interest, or self-gratification are expressions of fear and pride. In the process, we lose sight of God as our audience, Jesus as our role model, and the transforming power of His Spirit. What motivates your leadership choices? A desire to succeed, a need for human applause, or a desire for God's approval?
We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.—1 Thessalonians 1:3
Prayer: God, refocus me on leading for Your approval, not that of others. Let focus, hard work, and endurance characterize all I do as I humbly and confidently live for You alone. Let my faith, love, and hope in Jesus produce God-honoring results. In short, let me lead like Jesus and be transformed into His image. In His name I pray, amen.
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