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Day 77 How to Lead by THE BOOK: Truly Committed or Lip Service?

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

One of the most Biblically accurate statements ever made about Jesus was this: “You are Christ, the Son of God.” Yet, when Jesus heard it, He rebuked those who stated this truth! Why? They were devils! (Luke 4:41). Peter also identified Jesus as the Christ and was blessed for it. (Matthew 16:16-17).  Why the difference in response to these nearly identical statements? God wants those who worship Him to have hearts that are fully committed to Him. He is  not interested in lip service from those who claim to know Him but refuse to believe or obey Him. Jesus said, “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. (John 4:23).

In, How to Lead by THE BOOK I’ll address this question: Are the people in your workplace true followers of your vision and leadership, or do they merely offer lip service? One sure way to know is to spend more time watching what they do than listening to what they say. Many people speak “right” and then walk “left.” Their words and deeds are inconsistent. They declare that they want to do well and meet expectations, but then they fail to follow instructions, don’t practice or train, make excuses, and blame others for their lack of greater success. You will do well to embrace what Andrew Carnegie observed long ago: “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say and instead watch what they do.” Watch closely today!