“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for man, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Colossians 3:23-24
I had the opportunity to attend the Global Leadership Summit last week on Thurs & Fri hosted at Lima Community Church. It was truly an incredible experience and so very timely on the Lord's part for me. There was so much truth, encouragement, practical skills & wisdom, leaving me with so much conviction. And I might have filled every page in this GLS notebook! I'm fired up and left with so much I want to take and move forward with. It was a perfect reminder of who I am and WHOSE I am- not defined by our past but can walk forward confidently with hearts Refined in the image of God to step forward boldly & courageously into all that he's called us to. So it's Monday and how does all of this help me to move forward differently?
A Few Takeaways:
Be expectant. Lead with humility. Respect everyone always. Plant leadership seeds & gratitude for those who planted them in you. Find joy & give gratitude. Show up. Be direct & truthful in communication. Have vulnerability, transparency and trust. We are closer to God when we are creative. We can be hopeful. Be a student and not a critic, have open mind & open eyes. Give your work meaning.
The last session from the Summit was on fear, as leaders we should not be afraid and let fear hold us back from actually DOING what we've learned. So this week name your fears, switch from defense to offense and surround yourself with a community that helps fill you with courage (from Gary Haugen) because it's love that drives our dreams and HIS PERFECT LOVE drives out fear. We work for the Lord and not man so we should be filled with joy and take heart & courage just as Jesus commanded. What are the fears that hold you back? What can you step into this week boldly to reach for your dreams?
Remember you are far better than you think you are, have more than you think you have, and can do more than you think you can. Be brave, embrace & fulfill what God has for you as a leader From Sam Adeyemi