We can draw up the best plans in the world. The x’s and o’s can be in the perfect position. We can think of ways to proactively avoid traps and snares in almost any situation, save a natural disaster. And we can even plan for those. Yet, unless we have this, we’ll fail every time.
There is one critical building block you need, if you want to build a good culture.
I forget that there are many paths in life and I get concerned when others don’t follow my path. I am especially talking about one of my daughters. It is becoming very apparent that my strengths are not necessarily hers.
Things won’t always go our way. At times, we’ll have problems leading ourselves and others. For various reasons, our ability to influence and motivate will disappear. We will seemingly exhaust every resource in search of answers, only to come up empty. We may even begin to doubt that God can or will help us, based on the degree of our obedience to His will. Sometimes we forget who God is and how many great things He has accomplished. As a boss in the middle of this life, it is crucial that these thoughts do not overtake us. See the following tips on how to remember who God is.
Do you and your friends help each other, like James 5:16 suggests? This takes a level of trust and honesty that develops over time.
As a “boss in the middle” you should surround yourself with people that add to your life and you should be adding to others.
When do you stop trusting God? That was a question posed to my group in a recent bible study. Most people in the group thought about dark times in their life. Times when they were at a real low. A loved on may have died, they lost an important job, their family was actively dysfunctional or some other unfortunate event shook their faith. My answer was different. I never had the experience of not trusting God in bad times. I never blamed God for my problems. I stop trusting God, when things are really good.