On a recent trip, I saw a poster advertising a management bootcamp. The banner ad copy was interesting: The Value of a Leader Is Directly Proportional to That Leader’s Values. The accuracy of that statement struck me. What we value shapes our character and will ultimately define how we lead, or whether we can lead at all. This concept doesn’t apply only to leaders, however.
If we are to the follow Christ, our values are even more significant. When Paul wrote to the people at Colosse, he said, “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth” (Col. 3:2). His point is that only as we allow our values to be motivated and shaped by the eternal (not our heads) will we be effective disciples of Christ in the world. It is in the understanding that we are pilgrims in this world, not tourists, that we can keep a clear perspective and an undistracted heart and can more effectively serve our Savior.
You and I have heard the statement we live in a world that knows the cost of everything but the value of nothing. In this world of “immeidate gratification” however, followers of Christ are called to build our values around what lasts forever. To say it another way: The effectiveness of a believer Is directly proportional to that believer’s values
See you next Sunday.
PS It is never to late to share some godly love with others.