from October 4, 2007
What Makes Your Heart Sing?
Too often we know the answers to those questions, but we let ourselves get so busy, that we are too busy to do that which will most help us and revitalize us.
Another helpful question is what stops us from doing that which makes our heart sing? Is it because we are too busy? Too busy doing what? What is more important that is taking up all of our time? Is it because we are worried/afraid of what others might think? So what! Why do we let our fear of other’s reactions get in the way of us doing what we know is good? And maybe even holy? Is it because it costs too much money? Then maybe it’s not something we can do every day – but let’s be honest – we all have plenty of money. How can we modify our spending in order to set funds aside to do what makes our heart sing every once in a while?
If we are to be the leaders God calls us to be, then we need to pay attention to our own spiritual well-being. I don’t believe God expects, or even wants, us to burn out or to deny ourselves what is most meaningful to us when it comes to nurturing our relationship with God. In fact when we nurture that side of ourselves, we become more effective leaders, because we will be leading out of a center that is rooted on God. God becomes the source of our strength, our wisdom, and our joy. And THAT will make us good leaders!
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