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“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene.” 2 Tim 2:15-17
Some truths about work:
Work is not always easy. Work is not always hard.
Sometimes work is important. Sometimes its not.
Important work uses time. Unimportant work steals time.
Work can be a trap. It can also set you free.
Work is not the end-all, be-all of human existence.
Your work does not look like my work.
You can’t judge my work by your work. You can’t judge your work by mine.
Work must be held accountable to results. It must produce.
Work has no gender. It has no race.
Work is not biased. It is neutral.
You can work without success. You cannot succeed without work.
I can’t define what work looks like for you. I can’t give you the 11-Step guide to ‘working’ your way to the top. I can’t help you ‘work’ through your own specific leadership issues. It is on you, as a leader, to define what ‘work’ looks like for you.
All I can tell you is that you have to work. What I need you to know is that ‘work’ is the mountain that each and everyone of us has to climb in order to realize our dreams and goals; our vision.
Work is the resistance, the opposition, the enemy… and our best friend. It wants to look us in the eat and tell us that we don’t have the strength to accomplish the great task that God has set on our heart. At the same time, it wants to build us, shape us, and mold us into the leaders that God has designed us to be.
Work is nothing. Work is everything.
What are you working on right now?