......A GODLY Leadership Moment, #2 (Don’t Worry)
DO NOT WORRY… "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear… Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? O ye of little faith…? Your Heavenly Father knows what you need. Seek first His kingdom & righteousness and all these things will be given to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow” MATTHEW 6:25-34
NOT WORRYING is a tough concept for all of us, no matter who you are! Leaders have to (and must) deal with this personally as well as for those they lead! In these challenging times with so much hopelessness, bad economy, terrorists, people/friends losing jobs, organization struggling, oil spilling, disasters here and there, people being laid off – who or what is next? Will it be you, a loved one or some of those you lead? It is nearly a daily occurrence to hear from someone close in our lives who has been impacted; I heard from a good friend and executive recently that is now out of a job. It’s everywhere, and we’re not supposed to worry?!? Indeed, this is one of the tougher biblical principles we are supposed to follow… YIKES, no that’s DOUBLE YIKES.
As leaders we are really needed by those we lead. As much as we may want to focus & dwell on our own worries, stresses, etc………..your folks need you & your leadership! A few points to share as I have been pondering this much lately: