Answering the call

The work you do, no matter what it is, can bring glory to God. Some people have made choices that put them in the right place at the right time – answering a calling. God can guide your path by offering you choices that lead to your calling. Some people search their whole lives for a calling, while others know they are in it. Moving into management/leadership positions takes just the right combination of education and experience, planned by God of course. It can be a calling that allows you to glorify God; if you want to see it that way. In a leadership role, we are privileged to guide, develop and shape other leaders. There are times when it’s frustrating and we’d like to “just do our job and be done”. That isn’t what God called you to do. Your life at work and at home will influence what type of leader you are. If you watch a lot of “educational” television, the shows that teach you about places and things that you never knew, you probably find that you are teacher at work; rooted in your interest to learn. Take notice of what you do, read, view and spend time doing and you’ll see that its reflected in your work and your leadership practices.

Ephesians 4:1 “I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.”

“Live a Godly Life” is great advice and probably one of the hardest things that we, as sinners, can follow completely. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. By being nurturing, forgiving, understanding, slow to anger, patient, honest, trustworthy and caring is how we start. This will help us do our work in God pleasing ways and honoring Him in the process. You have received two callings as a leader, both from God, one to lead others and the other is to do it as a disciple of God. Live your life in a worthy way because the responsibility of what you have received is awesome.