Here are some equippinghispeople posts you may not have read this week:
Jesus invites us to connect in him; to abide in him. But for many of us, that seems like really hard work. But the good news is if we open ourselves to him, Jesus comes to us. Moment by moment, day by day, God gives his grace to enable us to abide in Jesus.
The busier I am, the more margin I need. One of the best ways I have found to ensure there is margin in my work, is to plan out an Ideal Week.
And here are the top five articles on spiritual leadership or effectiveness I’ve read this past week:
Actually, only four articles, as I am drafting this a day early before I go on holiday!
Voll said he asked for his wife’s honest input on the sermon. “Ok, I really didn’t want honest feedback. I just wanted her stamp of approval, a pat of the head, and an enthusiastic “Good job Michael!” Her reaction? “Meh.” Ok, she didn’t say that, but that’s all I heard”. That echoes so many Sunday conversations in our house (sorry Gail!). Voll helps me to deal with them better.
As a leader, boundaries are important. Rockwell says leaders who can’t say no are spread thin and overwhelmed. People Pleasers can’t say no. Ultimately everyone is unhappy. Meaningful work requires saying no. He shows us how.
All leaders make mistakes, the key is to not make the same one twice. If a leader makes the same mistake twice, it’s an indication they are not learning. Reiland says the important thing is that we can laugh at the dumb things we do and the mistakes we make in a safe and healthy environment.
Challies asks himself: Do I own this phone or does this phone own me? Who is setting the terms of the relationship? Which of us is making the demands and which of us is ceding to them? If you have the same questions, he has a quiz you can take to discover the answers.
What helpful posts have you read this week? Why not link to them in the comments below?
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