God’s plan is not to make you happy, but to have an intimate relationship with you.
He never promised your life would be easy.
He did promise that He could use the circumstances of your life
to help you understand His love for you
and His love for those around you.
The leaders in the Bible were willing to collide …
with different cultures
with tough truths
with new ideas
with hard situations
with impossible odds
because they trusted that God was up to something in their personal lives
and in the world around them.
That’s why it made sense one day when Jesus stepped onto this planet to clarify our highest calling and said,
“Love the Lord your God
with all your heart
and with all your soul
and with all your mind
and love your neighbor as yourself.”
What if your mission as a leader is as simple as this?
To lead yourself and others to love God
What is your strategy for doing this?
[Strategy = a plan of action with an end in mind]
What are you doing to grow in your relationship with God?
What are you doing to help others grow?
How have you seen God use the unhappy circumstances in your life to help you understand His love?
Who do you know who is effectively leading others toward God’s love? What can you learn from that person about strategy?
We really do want to hear your story – send it in.