Leadership is about influence and change, so as leaders we are always working at the edge of our comfort zones.
We deal with unexpected events, uncertainty, rapid technology advances, shifting economics of businesses, and most complex of all, people.
Nearly every coaching conversation I have with leaders brings up concerns about coming changes, either external events or changes they want to drive forward.
This is why I invite leaders to look to Jesus as our constant unchanging Rock and Redeemer:
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8, ESV).
The astounding fact that Jesus is the only unchanging thing in the universe gives us the hope and assurance we desperately need. This certainty is what gives us confidence to push out into the unknown. Wherever we need to go, Jesus is already there.
Jesus never says, “I didn’t see that coming.” His foreknowledge is absolute. This gives leaders confidence because his love for us won’t be affected by events we have yet to experience.
Jesus never says, “If you make the wrong choice about how to run that project, you’re doomed.”
Jesus can and will work out everything for your best and his glory.
I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:6).
Jesus never says, “I’m scared and bailing out on you.” Instead, he has promised never to leave or forsake us:
I am with you always, to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20).
Make these truths the ground of your confidence as a leader. People within your sphere of influence will draw strength from your strength and confidence. Let them know that Jesus is your unchanging source!
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