Focus on your why.
Why are you a leader?
Why are you in ministry or business?
Why are you a husband, wife, or parent?
Why are you doing what you do?
Your why can have many faces, but clarifying your why and focusing on it is one of the best ways to fulfil your purpose no matter the odds against you.
Coming to terms with your why is unraveling the essence of who you are and what you are called to do.
One of the reasons for quick failures in leadership is losing touch with the essence of what you do, not just the assignment itself.
Part of the secrets of leadership success that I have seen in most successful leaders is the ability to focus on the essence of their assignments no matter the crisis.
In the real sense, it is not what we do that shapes our lives, but the essence of what we do.
When many of us understand this important leadership principle, we will remain standing and strong no matter the crisis that comes to challenge us.
How do you measure your progress?
Most times, we become so discouraged, disappointed, or dissatisfied because we measure our progress by countable things.
But when we learn to focus on the essence, the why of what we do, we will discover that numbers are never the standard by which God measures our success.
Your progress is measured by staying faithful to the very essence of your assignment.
If many of us will return to make Jesus and Jesus alone, our standard and focus of our assignments, the unnecessary agitations, worries and burdens about what we call success will be taken away.
Jesus succeeded because He focused single mindedly on the essence of His work.
He operated with a clear definition of His assignment!
Think about it: Why does your ministry exist?
Sometimes we think this is simple, but it is not as simple as you think.
The reason it seems your assignment looks complex, the basic cause of your insecurity and the feelings that you are not fulfilled is not because of the challenges you are facing. It is because you probably have drifted from the ‘why’ of your assignment.
I will share in the next devotion how clarifying your ‘why’ will greatly impact your life, family, organization or ministry in the midst of crisis.
Father, help us to always remain conscious of the essence of our lives and leadership!