As Christian leaders, we know God called us, loves us, and empowers us for the work of the ministry. But even though these truths are the wind beneath our wings, we sometimes take them for granted and lead on autopilot. How do we stay engaged with God and lead vibrantly?
When my late husband was first learning to fly, he came home with tales of instrument-rated (IFR) pilots who read books while flying, did Sudoku puzzles, and even took naps! Just the thought of it gave me the willies, and I was grateful Ron was content to be a visual-rated (VFR) pilot.
I’ve been reading Ephesians lately, and noticed three ways Paul stayed strong in the Lord. The first two are contained in Paul’s prayers for the Ephesians, and the third is a prayer for himself. It’s clear from Paul’s writings that he knew how essential it was to stay connected to his Life Source.
When you sense you’re on autopilot as a leader, make a commitment to engage more deeply with God and His Word. Press in to know Him more. Cry out for a greater revelation of His love. Pray for what you need to carry out your mission. Be vulnerable with others and ask for prayer. Your God—who is able to do far more than you ask or think—will respond, will empower you, and will be glorified (Eph. 3:20-21).
“When you sense you’re on autopilot as a leader, make a commitment to engage more deeply with God and His Word.”- Lisa Hosler
His divine power
has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him
who called us to his own glory and excellence.
2 Peter 1:3
When you feel adrift as a leader, how does God help you passionately stay the course? Feel free to share your thoughts in the Comment Section below.