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Eternity-Based Leadership

It is no secret that I’ve focused much of my life on results-based leadership, which, as I walk more closely with Jesus, doesn’t seem to be biblical. Often this pull for results comes from my deep desire to be found worthy in my job. I desire to be considered a bargain—pulling more than my weight and contributing significantly. Yet, as I read Scripture today, I find something different.

Spiritual Formation as a Leader

We all have opportunities to lead and to follow, and in both cases, our spiritual formation makes a difference in how we treat one another in those roles. 

The Bible says that God knew us while we were in our mother’s womb and that He knows our days—including every experience we’ve had. So, often with gaping wounds, we limp into positions of leadership. We want to present ourselves to everyone as a whole person, and we hope that they won’t notice our bandages and scars. Yet the more we try to hide our wounds, the more we expose them.

Interns: Not here to get your coffee

Women leaders know the urgency of investing in our upcoming generation, even if their motives relate only to improving our future. Yet, as Christian women leaders, we must feel compelled to invest because of our higher calling. 

The Bible suggests that we “consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (Hebrews 10:24b NIV). This calling to Christian women should be evident in all we do both in and out of the workplace. However, have we considered the unique opportunities we have to invest by strategically choosing interns?