- Are you a growing Leader?
- Do you really want to grow?
- What’s on the inside counts
- Where’s the end?
- Are you Connected?
- Invest and Grow
This week we’re coming back around to your personal life. Not your character or integrity, we already covered that, but a thought about putting it all together.
Last week in my Masters class we had a discussion about how do you know what you know? Many of us have many things that we expound on as a belief, but when the rubber hits the road – we don’t act on that belief. I would challenge you on whether you actually believe what you claim to believe if you do not carry your belief into action.
In our discussion we have covered your personal character, your spiritual life, you personal vision and mission, and other aspects of being a growing leader. I’ve had many people speak to me saying that they really enjoyed a particular blog – but my question is: Did you enjoy it and put some principles into action or did you just enjoy it, like you enjoy a good show?
If we have a personal value then we incorporate that value into our decision making process. Proverbs 14:12 tells us we will come up with our own thoughts on what we should do – but they are probably wrong. If we develop a sound decision making process in our life that is consistent with our values, biblical truths, and the vision/mission that God has given us – then we are setup for making a good decision. If we do not create a process for making a decision – we open ourselves up to walking through life with poor consistency. I’ll share a story with you that illustrates this.
When I was 19 I had the opportunity for an internship with a company that made all of the animatronics for Disney. I has spent several years as a puppet builder at my home church and someone with connections saw some potential in me and made the offer. It was a great offer. I really enjoyed building puppets and the chance to work with Disney was huge! But I decided not to do it. Why? Because when I was 13 God had placed a call on my life to be a pastor and I was leaving for Bible College in a few short months. I passed up the opportunity because I had a clear vision of what God wanted me to do and I was able to make that part of my decision making process.
How about you? How do you decide what you should do? How do you decide what’s for you and what’s not for you? There are a ton of opportunities out there and a wealth of potential – but that doesn’t mean you should do it. I contend that if you spend time thinking about how you make a decision you will be better prepared to act on what comes at you in life. Give it some thought – How do you know what you know? how do you decide what is right for you? Certainly it involves prayer, but is there anything else there? I hope so…
So put it all together and you’ll be on your way to becoming a growing leader!!!