“This is the only leadership life I get, my one and only shot at following God the way I feel him prompting me to do so.”
Bill Hybels Axiom
I read this quote this weekend from Axiom by Bill Hybels and it’s been killin’ me ever since.
Am I following God and leading in the way that he is prompting me? Or am I too caught up in my own plans to see where he is leading?
I’ve got one shot at this. Am I giving it all I’ve got? How about you?
i’ve heard too many people quoting that book from hybels, so i just ordered it. it’s in my reading queue.
Yeah I have it on order to. Courageous Leadership was excellent so I am hoping this is good to.
I reviewed Courageous Leadership on my blog here http://www.beatthedrum.wordpress.com
No. I will be the first to admit that I am not giving it all that I have. I could try more.
I was re-reading parts of Axiom this morning so pulled it out and found this line. The next lines are, “This isn’t some pre-game warm-up. It’s the game, and the clock is ticking.”
God has been preparing me in “preseason” over the past months and I’m at the point where the game is just beginning. The anxiety of “this is the only leadership life I get”, yet the excitement, honor, and humbleness at “following God the way I feel him prompting me to do so” are both motivating and awe-some.
I need to put this quote right in front of me every day—thanks for posting it!!
I picked this book up at the leadership summit and I have yet to open it. Time to get cracking!
mmmm. looks like brents gonna be reading aloud to me.
Oh snap. Why did I read your blog today? Dang it. Okay…so I have seriously been thinking about this whole distraction thing and how I too get caught in the rut and routine but more then that for me it has become about the self-serving “relaxation”. I try to convince myself that this is deserved because of the drama and stress but really? No…it is all sin. I need to really focus and lead in the God honoring way He has called and equipped me to do it.