How do you figure out God’s plan for your life? Does he have one? Can you know it? I’ve had many thoughts and conversations on this topic. Let me start here: I believe that God has created us with the capacity to think for a reason. I also believe that he gave us all the tools we need to direct our thinking properly. In no way does this negate prayer. Paul said in 1 Thess 5:17 to pray continually. This is a given. But prayer does not abdicate our responsibility to act.
I really enjoy listening to Andy Stanley – especially his monthly leadership podcast (available here). Andy has some super lessons for leaders and aspiring leaders, whether in the church or business world. See if you don’t find application in your life too.
Here are some notes I jotted down as I was listening:
If you experience burnout, it is not necessarily because you are too busy. It’s likely because you’re doing something you shouldn’t be doing – something that is not your gifting or calling.
Sure, we can be too busy, and that is something to be avoided. We have to make sure our priorities are in line and that our life has margin, i.e. – time to relax, reflect, think and listen. But, this observation really resonated with me. Are we doing lots of things, or are we doing the right things? That can make all the difference.
I listened to the latest podcast by Andy Stanley yesterday, from the “Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast” (available here). Andy has some super lessons for leaders and aspiring leaders, whether in the church or business world.
I wrote down a few thoughts that caught my attention.
“To be a great leader, we have to be great at everything”