How much of what is done today within your organization is motivated by love? Who will pray the leader's prayer? Who will invite the Holy Spirit to lead the way and the day?
Revivalist A.W. Tozer wrote, "If the Holy Spirit was withdrawn from the church today, 95 percent of what we do would go on and no one would know the difference."
What would we say about our organizations if we knew the Holy Spirit, who is love, was not invited in?
Would things be different around the office?
Would lives be changed in a meaningful way?
Would the business of the organization operate any differently?
Would people from outside of the organization think, "Something has changed around here"?
The Holy Spirit's presence in our organizations should be observable. We demonstrate His leadership in the way we treat one another, how we approach our work and how we seek God.
It is a simple sermon to preach concerning what should be happening within our organizations. If we are led by the Holy Spirit, everyone will notice His presence in how we do what we do.
We seek direction from the Holy Spirit in our personal lives. Shouldn't leaders also seek direction from the Holy Spirit for leading an organization?
When leaders rise from their daily prayers, they should know that they've done their best to hear from God. There is no need to worry about what others think or do. The psalmist said, "Some trust in chariots, and some in horses, but we will remember the name of the Lord our God" (Ps. 20:7).
All a leader needs is to follow the Holy Spirit.
Dr. Steve Greene is the publisher and executive vice president of the multimedia group at Charisma Media and executive producer of the Charisma Podcast Network. His Charisma House book, Love Leads, shows that without love, you cannot be an effective leader. Download his Greenelines podcast at cpnshows.com
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