“For the son of man has come to seek and to save the lost.”
In a culture of busyness, entertainment, and thousands of ways to pass precious time and keep us idle, it is refreshing to see Jesus being extremely intentional with his mission, his motivation, and his time. (Notice I didn’t say methodology. His methodology changed all the time! One moment he uses mud, the next moment he writes in the sand, but even though the methodology was different, his intention and priorities never changed at all.) Jesus was extremely intentional! He only did what the father showed him and, at times, he said “no” to opportunities by telling the people “my time has not yet come”. Jesus never let the enemy or the things of this world distract him from his focus. Distraction seems to trip good leaders up and never let them become great. At some point, your ability to grow leaders has less to do with what you know and more to do with what you do with what you know. We can not create time and can not make up time, we can only maximize it. The best way to maximize your time is to be a “Luke 19:10 leader” and be intentional with everything that you do! Your lunches, Facebook comments, date nights, meetings, sermons, small groups, down time, tee times, car rides, books you read….. Everything you do needs to be intentional.
Here are a few suggested questions to ask yourself: (give practical answers)
1. What is my mission?
2. Where do I want to be in 6 months, 1 year, 5 years, 10 years?
3. How am I going to get there?
4. Who am I investing my life into?
5. How can I invest into them better?
6. What do I need to start doing to be more intentional?
7. What do I need to stop doing to be more intentional?
At some point, your ability to grow leaders has less to do with what you know and more to do with what you do with what you know.
Be a “Luke 19:10 leader” and be more intentional and wise with your time.