In the beginning of 2020, I began a journey to understand “Grace”. Being a woman of faith, you would think I would have “grace” down pact. However, I find myself stumbling sometimes as I try to navigate this thing called “life”. To have grace means to have divine favor to preserver, overcome, and soar over difficult times. I had to learn that I had to faithful to others and willing to give my gifts and knowledge to serve others.
For you to show up you must be a willing servant. To be a willing servant requires one to be faithful. A leader that is faithful is one who is loyal and steadfast. Being a faithful servant does not mean that you need to be in a high sitting position. You can be at the lowest level and be more influential as a leader than someone sitting in the highest position.
You can be confident when Jesus says, “The master said, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’ (Matthew 25:23 NLT)
Being faithful is not dependent on how much knowledge or resources you have as an entrepreneur or celebrating your highs and lows. But a faithful servant is one who embraces grace and is willing to show up even when you don’t feel like it. So, are YOU ready to show up?
I would like to share a few tips to help you begin your journey to “show up” for yourself, your vision, and for others.
First, be willing to be available even when you don’t feel like it. Push all thoughts of doubt and maintain you focus on the prize. I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Philippians 3:14 NLT
Second, be willing to be teachable. Surround yourself with others that you can learn and gain knowledge. In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5
Third, be willing to be flexible. Don’t be so rigid in your thinking or ideas that you are unwilling to accept new ideas. Remember that one size does not fit all. However, having a willingness to hear from others and adopt or change your direction that will bring greater results will help you to achieve your goals. ”for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13
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