Friday, July 13, 2012
How God Uses Leaders and Individuals to Benefit People
My passion and focus for many years now, has been to work alongside and serve Christian men and women who lead causes, projects and programs that care about and benefit people all around the world.
I was encouraged recently by a paragraph in a J. Sidlow Baxter devotional from his book Awake My Heart. This passage shows what God is willing to do with men and women … indeed any leader including those who direct the affairs of a nation … who will “receive”.
When we discern what it is He wishes to do in the time in which we live and we pray and make ourselves available to Him, there is no telling what can be accomplished.
“All the blessings in our own country, we owe to the fact that Jesus came, in the days of our forefathers. All the noblest legacies of our social order come, either directly or indirectly, from the impact of the Christian faith upon our history. our democracy, our public educational system, our universities, our philanthropic and healing institutions – trace them all back to their origins, and what do you find? We own them all to JESUS, the great Liberator of men and nations. It is JESUS who has always proved the supreme Benefactor.”
Be encouraged Christian leader, executive, owner, professional. As you receive His grace for your efforts this day, there is no telling what He might set in motion for the good of those around you.
The benefit of the products or services you provide can impact your own town or city, your nation or around the world.
I remember praying many years ago that I could play a part in serving people all around the world. I have seen many of the young men and women we worked with over the years go on to become leaders and professionals in that very arena. As a professional Executive Coach, I work with men and women, leaders, executives, owners and professionals from around the world. When I had the privilege of leading Christian Coaches Network, I was able to encourage and support professional Christian Coaches who were influencing and working in areas that covered the globe.
So you never know how God may be pleased to use you as you make yourself available to Him. Whether it's downtown or 5000 miles away, He is positioning you and opening doors of opportunity for you to care about people and be a help to them, maybe in the most simple of ways.
Take a walk around your local neighborhood. Study a map of the world. You've just looked at scope or your possibilities.