As leaders, we will need courage in many situations to move things forward in a healthy way. Even though in heaven we will have perfect peace and harmony, in our businesses we will need to deal with some levels of disagreement and conflict. This includes having tough conversations with others. These conversations could be with other leaders, employees, vendors, and even customers. They will require courage, taking one step at a time, and keeping our eyes on God.
Do Not Look Down
An example of this leadership courage is Moses. As part of accomplishing God’s plan for the Israelite people, God called Moses on a mission of going to Pharoah with some tough messages. (Exodus 3: 10-12) Moses had a choice to trust and obey, stay back and let someone else handle it, or let it go undone. He chose to step out in faith, and have the courage to keep his eyes on the Lord. In doing so, he was able to have tough conversations with Pharoh. There was no earthly way for Moses to be successful in carrying out what God intended. It would require a supernatural movement of God. Regardless of Moses’s fear and trepidation, God gave him the courage and chose to set him apart and use Moses anyway. Fortunately, Moses saw his calling, kept his eyes on the Lord, stepped out in faith, did not look down, and accepted the challenge. As a result, God used him in an eternally impactful way.
It’s Our Choice
Like Moses, God has set us apart and calls us to step out in faith each day in the Marketplace. In doing so, we have an opportunity to do great things to advance the Kingdom of Heaven. This includes having the necessary tough conversations within the companies and organizations He has called us to lead. As leaders, we can either trust and obey, step out in faith or move in our own direction. This is a clear decision we will need to make. The implications of this decision will be reflected in the lives of those we impact. Bottom line is that we have the choice to step out with courage and passion, realizing it will not be in our strength, but by His Divine power.
As a business owner and leader, take time to visualize the healthy outcomes of having courageous conversations. The breakthroughs that can result, the new mountain tops that are reached, the relationships that can be healed. Truly see and believe God has given you this position of influence and is calling you to act as a leader within your team and your business. This will take courage as you lead towards fulfilling His purposes in the business He has given you. The rewards and results can be eternal.
As His stewards, we have an amazing opportunity to impact the marketplace for Eternity. If you wish to talk further about ways to be encouraged towards this calling, I invite you to visit us at www.we-r-stewards.com or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org