Cultural Leadership In The Workplace
Vision and Hope in leadership
Jesus exemplifies that Kingdom-style leadership is about having a vision that centres on people. Vision is the response that flows from the question ‘How can I make the world better for others?’ Whether you consider Noah, Moses, David or Daniel, John the Baptist, Mary, Peter or Paul, all these biblical heroes had vision that aimed for cultural transformation.
What’s the vision God has placed in your heart to make tomorrow a better place? Spend time with him and allow God to fill your heart with his plans for you until your heart feels like it will burst if you do not respond.
Vision creates vitality, focuses energy and clarifies purpose. It creates hope and hope creates and energises the vision. Hope brings a sense of expectation that something good will happen and builds a feeling of trust. Hope flows from our faith in God and the confidence and security he provides based upon his truths and promises. Hebrews 11:1 expresses such Kingdom Hope: ‘Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see’. How are you doing on your hope barometer and is it based on biblical truth or earthbound constraints?
A visionary, hope-filled leader is consumed with making tomorrow better than today and settles for nothing less. They refuse to be pessimistic and gloomy because they understand today’s challenges are one step closer to tomorrow’s solution and vision. Discontent breeds hopelessness that, left unchecked, turns into resignation; giving up and conceding defeat that the undesirable is inevitable.
Living from your identity as a beloved child of God gives a sense of peace that you can lean into as the day unfolds. Let’s not allow the circumstances around us to dictate our stance on life and instead remain visionary and full of Kingdom Hope.
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