Close

January 10, 1991

God is My CEO: Surrendered Emotions

Share With Friends

Answer me quickly, O LORD; my spirit fails. PSALM 143:7
Leadership is, by very definition, a disruptive activity. A great leader knows that the status quo is not the road to victory. You have to constantly push the envelope, press the boundaries, and stay on the edge. Otherwise you will atrophy into complacency. You will wither and die. A good leader knows that the key to progress is change.
Change can bring better, worse, or different circumstances for us. But things will not stay the same. It sets you on a new course, putting you into unfamiliar territory that is at once exhilarating and terrifying. And, if you do not learn how to manage your emotions, change will make you respond in ways you never thought possible.
In times of change, focus is key—keeping our focus not on the situation, but on the One Who can change our situation, the One Who has already ultimately changed our situation from desperation and despair into hope and faith, the One Who exchanged our wretched past for an overwhelming future. Fix your gaze, your heart, and your attention on Him. Keep Him as the center of your world.
During change, we need an anchor in His character and His Word. We need to know Who He is and how He responds to us. We want to know if He has been in this situation before and if He came through (He has and He did).
Ultimately, we have to respond to Him, not to how we feel. We have to follow Him when we don’t want to. We have to trust Him when everything inside us wants to run away. We have to believe that He will come through when all around us is doubt. He is faithful, loving, and sure—and in control.

Share With Friends