Updated: Aug 19, 2021
From elementary school, I can always remember being in some kind of leadership position. I liked to be president of the student government or captain of my team.
And even now, I like to lead growth groups, lead my companies, and lead this Godpreneur movement. I enjoy being in the driver’s seat.
But can I admit that I love NOT being the leader, too? Many times, leading is exhausting! And oftentimes, others are better suited for it than I am. Not leading gives me the opportunity to rest in someone else’s work, submit to their authority over the situation, and give them the credit for succeeding.
As owners of our businesses, we entrepreneurs are so used to leading our organizations that we feel we have to lead everything. Oftentimes, I think this can lead to leadership fatigue, pride, and a slow-down in our true potential.
God didn’t design us to lead alone. He designed is to follow his lead and be empowered to lead others through the spirit. We can find rest from our own feelings of leadership responsibility if we can understand that Jesus came to bring a message, and when he left, he left us with the ability to lead in peace by following him.
The bible says
God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it. Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear. (Acts 2:32-33 NIV)
When Jesus ascended into heaven, it started his leadership role as king over every living thing, including me and you. He triumphed over Satan, sin, and death. He left us his holy spirit and sits to the right hand of God to lead us all.
This is significant to you because you don’t have to do anything in your business to earn God’s love. You and your business are redeemed to God and you can freely transact in the marketplace with honor and glory as a child of God.