HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF LEADERSHIP MOMENTS
22Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror 24and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.
Michael Jackson had a great song (not that Michael's song says it better than God's word) called, "Man in the Mirror"
I'm Starting With The Man In
I'm Asking Him To Change
And No Message Could Have
Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
Take A Look At Yourself, And
Then Make A Change
The leadership development snips I send you are mirrors for you to hold up and look at. James talks about 2 kinds of people. The first are those who hold up a mirror, take a quick look and then move on, forgetting what they heard and making no effort to change or grow. The second person is YOU (as a staffer here at The Crossing that has a passion to grow) who do the opposite. We ponder it. We dig deeper. We pray about it. We do it.
To get the most out of a Leadership Moment
(according to James 1:25):
1) LOOK INTENTLY
Means: to look carefully into, inspect curiously
Take notes if it is a video
Circle, highlight or, better yet, jot notes in the column
2) REFLECT (mirror)
The verse implies that you spend some time at this point.
Start with prayer, "God show me." James 1:5; II Peter 1:3
3) JOT DOWN SOME THOUGHTS
What will you put into action…even that day?
Pray, "God remind me (help me remember) and help me do it."