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Weekend Words of Wisdom #11

BlogCLA.HoldingSun Embrace the High Calling

If you are a leader who is serious about making a difference in your role, I suggest you consider the why of the responsibility assigned to you. As a believer, you are gifted with a task that is too noble to describe merely as a profession. You are in a place to serve the purposed of God.

You are an influence not only for the good of your organization or firm; God has called you to particpate in the renewing of your country.

Leaders in the grip of faith, who understand that they possess a sacred trust, are a powerful force in society. They should have a clear understanding of who they are and of the high value in what they do. They are not deterred in spite of of subtle, or blatant, efforts to push the presence and voice of Christian believe to the margins of culture.

There are three principles that anchor me:

  1. I want my life to honor God, therefore I must be a man of faith.
  2. No matter what I do or where I arrive, life is never just about me.
  3. I do what I do for an outcomes that is larger than I could ever image.

How are you staying focused on your high calling?


Israel L. Gaither, retired National Cammander, The Salvation Army – An excerpt from

Nonprofit Leadership in a For-Profit World: Essential Insights from 15 Christian Executives

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