Bible Verse: “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:1-4
Scripture Reading: Psalm 23:1-6
The walk from the employee side of the desk to the employer side of the desk may seem to be about 8 feet, but in reality, it’s more like eight lightyears. So many changes come into effect. You have to worry about all the details like paying the employees, taxes, insurance, getting business, competition, trends, and that little thing like paying yourself.
That’s why Psalm 23 is the perfect verse for a leader. Let’s look at some of the touchpoints.
- A shepherd implies that someone else is in charge and going to provide and protect you.
- Any leader will tell you that one of the hardest things to do is make time for yourself. Lying down in green pastures by still waters sounds fantastic.
- Being a leader is hard work, as you have to invest in yourself. Growing personally is as important as developing professionally. Restoring my soul and leading me is just what I need.
- No fear! – Yes, please. Some leaders may look like they have it all together, but in reality, they are passionate people who didn’t let a lack of ability, money, education, qualification, etc. stand in the way of them leading.
- My cup running over may seem like we’ll be making it rain hundred dollar bills, but in my experience, that cup has nothing to do with money. Instead, it has everything to do with a complete sense of joy doing God has called me to do.
- Goodness and mercy should be one of the attributes of a leader, and dwelling in the house of the Lord forever is the perfect ending for a servant leader.
— Sam Casey , founder of Banyan Creative and contributor to Uncommen