I love to-do lists. They keep me focused on getting things done, and I’m happy when I can cross items off my list! In our constant state of busyness and 24/7 electronic communications, it’s no wonder we feel as though we never get everything done! Have you ever imagined what a daily to-do list for Jesus might look like?
- Be all that I AM.
- Pray for My people.
- Heal the sick and suffering.
- Spread the Good News.
- Train the disciples.
Now that’s a to-do list! How did Jesus accomplish His to-do list every day? The Bible tells us that focus is critical in meeting our goals and objectives.
Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Proverbs 4:25 (NLT)
So we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away from it. Hebrews (2:1) NLT
More specifically, Jesus was a leader focused on sharing the promise of salvation and eternal life with all of God’s children. Now, more than ever, we are called to continue His ministry of seeking and saving the lost. If we do this, we will be happy and blessed!
For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost. Luke 19:10 (NLT)
Jesus was also an action-oriented leader. In order to make His mission a reality, He worked tirelessly to get things done.
The man who had been freed from the demons begged to go with Him. But Jesus sent him home, saying, “No, go back to your family, and tell them everything God has done for you.” So he went all through the town proclaiming the great things Jesus had done for him. Luke: 38-39 (NLT)
As followers of Jesus, we should feel motivated to be diligent in our work because we are ultimately serving the Lord. If our service to God truly motivates all we do, then we have no reason to delay or procrastinate. In the Parable of the Great Feast, Jesus describes the story of the man who directs his servants to go quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and invite the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame. (Luke 14:21 NLT).
In Matthew 5:25, we are instructed to settle our differences quickly with our adversaries and, in Ephesians 4:26, we are taught to not let the sun go down while we’re still angry. One cure for our procrastination is to put our hearts into our work, regardless of the task, and take action – without delay!
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not for people. Colossians 3:23 (GNT)
You have a great opportunity to improve your own leadership skills that will help you better develop the people you lead in your life! So, add the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) to your to-do list! I invite you to join us for the 2016 GLS on August 11th and 12th at our Woodlands or Atascocita campus. Register now!