February 6, 2013
When leading becomes a chore
Leadership can certainly mean we live busy lives. Unfortunately, sometimes the busyness begins to feel like obligations, and we forget the joy we had when we first felt called to lead. When things get tough, we start questioning whether we should be leading at all. And the one thing that could refresh us—more time with God, gets pushed to the side in favor of finishing up our leadership obligations.
It’s a tough spiral to beat, yet my guess is that you’ve been there. And you’ve made it through. But how can we learn from that experience and guard ourselves from falling into it again?
This blog post from Debbie Jansen on GiftedforLeadership.com shares some helpful insights. She writes that when she lives out her calling, her “eyes twinkle, [her] voice raises a notch, and [she feels] as if every cell in [her] body has just been elevated to alert status.” She goes on to say that it exhilarates and humbles her all at the same time.
What if we lived into our callings daily? Would it guard us from falling into the spiral of obligation and going through the motions?
Read the blog for yourself and then share with us below. What do you feel your calling is? And how does focusing on your calling help you live with less of an obligation mindset?
posted by Amy Jackson on February 6, 2013 4:34 PM