As soon as my eyes opened this morning Hebrews 12:2 was predominant on my heart… looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
As I meditated on the verse I felt as though I had some thoughts worth writing in my blog. I realize that acronyms are often over used, but I believe they are an effective way to enhance memory. From a leadership perspective most good leaders know that Jesus was hands down the greatest leader in all of history. Let’s glean a few truths from the verse.
I want to take the name of Jesus and link it directly to Hebrews 12:2
J = Joy -the joy that was before Jesus was you and I. For many leaders, joy (having fun) is a missing ingredient in the work place.
E = Endured – Every leader knows endurance is a top 5 ingredient for success.
S = Set – A set mind is focused.
U = Under Authority – The right hand is a symbol of authority. Submission to authority is an incredible strength and a position of empowerment.
S = Sit – Some people never realize when the work is done. There is a time to celebrate. Projects do get completed. Work days do to come to an end. It’s time to rest.
So let’s look unto Jesus for a few leadership tips. Remember to operate in joy, endure difficulties, set your goals, submit to your leaders, and don’t forget to rest.
I realize the simplicity of this blog, but inculcating the concepts can make a profound difference.
I’d love to have your feedback and input in the comments section below…