Archives For Leadership

We we take responsibility for our circumstances and our outcomes, we become a leader. Our leadership influence will have the biggest impact when it is based on who we are. I call that character-based leadership.

Peace of Christ

June 4, 2020 — Leave a comment

What is an alternative to the way we normally face our daily tasks? Do you look at the list calculating how you can get everything done?

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Put On Love

June 1, 2020 — Leave a comment

Many Bible versions translate Colossians 3:14 with the phrase “put on love.” Paul challenges us to clothe ourselves in agape love. …

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Forgive One Another

May 28, 2020 — 1 Comment

Colossians 3:13 tells us to bear with each other and forgive one another, the same way Jesus forgave us. How can we put this verse to use in our everyday lives? Ask God to show you who you should forgive. Then look for ways to get to know them better and serve them as Jesus would.

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Chosen Ones

May 25, 2020 — Leave a comment

God selected you, you’re a chosen one. He chose You and assigned you to your present workplace. And He called us to be compassionate, kind, humble, gentle, and patient. How would you score yourself in these areas in your workplace? We all want to work with or for people who are compassionate, kind, humble, gentle, and patient. Ask God to show you ways you can improve.

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Do you have difficulty understanding how ministry can happen outside the walls of the church? Listen to Chad Balthrop explain how this understanding is essential. As the executive pastor at First Baptist Church in Owasso, Oklahoma, he talks about how culture makes it easy to separate our faith from work. As followers of Christ, that should influence every aspect of our lives. Chad also says that too many believers have the idea that faith is something they do rather than who they are. Listen to this episode where Chad talks about our faith and how we can express it in every role of our lives.

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Whatever We Do

May 18, 2020 — Leave a comment

Do you consider yourself a full-time ambassador for Jesus? Do you think about how your actions and your thoughts represent Jesus when you’re at work? Or at night after everyone else has gone to sleep? Or is Jesus only concerned with your time on Sunday and when you’re not at work? Remember you work for Jesus. Consider these tips for how you can enjoy your role as a representative for Jesus.

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Are You a Preacher

May 14, 2020

Do you think of yourself as a preacher? Most of us don’t preach. We have a job that requires us to do an activity other than preaching. This Greek word could also mean proclaim. When you speak for yourself about your faith in Jesus, you fulfill this passage. Many non-Christians won’t go to church. They have little desire to hear a preacher. But as you live differently, people will ask. Can you answer the question, Why do you follow Jesus?

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Taking Jesus at His word. Do you trust Jesus? Could you trust Jesus to the point where you can walk away knowing he did what he said? This man walked away to his home trusting that his son was healed. Do you trust Jesus in your workplace? Do you worry what others think of you? Do you experience anxiety about your circumstances? Trust makes us graceful. We can share God’s grace with others when we trust Jesus. How can you trust Jesus better today?

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I wrote this post 10 years ago on my Elevate blog. My mom is gone now, but she’s not. She made a huge difference in the world and in my brothers and me. So here’s the post where it’s easier to read. My family hopes…

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What are you careful about? Are you careful to do good works? Mike thinks the word translated “careful” means to be intentional, purposeful and thoughtful about good works. Intentionally spend time putting yourself in a position to do good works. The good works are ideas from God. He will give you opportunities to serve others. Almost every opportunity to serve others may be an opportunity to experience God’s joy. Listen to him and make some time in your schedule so you can serve and bless others.

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