Are You an “A” or a “The” Leader?

Did you know there’s a difference between living “A” life and living “The” life? Consider these six statements to help you clarify from which life you’re living and ultimately leading.

Let’s begin with a simple definition:

“A” Life is living from self as the source whereas “The” Life is living from Christ as the source.

With that understanding, which of these two statements capture where you are today:

“A” Life is a life of performance, setting up the Christian life as a set of rules to follow or a checklist to complete.

“The” Life is Christ. Simply and mysteriously, Christ Himself. (John 14:6; Philippians 1:21).

Now consider these two statements:

“A” Life lives FOR God, trying in your own strength to please God and earn something from God (Love, acceptance, etc.).

“The” Life is lived FROM God, trusting Christ to live His life in and through us. (Galatians 2:20).

Take these last two statements:

“A” Life expresses faith in yourself with God’s help. Faith in your intellect, ability, self-discipline, and willpower with God’s help to produce the Christian life.

“The” Life is faith in God. Faith in God alone with the result that His life and power will flow in and through you to produce transformation into Christlikeness. (1 John 5:12; Ephesians 1:19, 20; Hebrews 11:6).

Final question:

How is your leadership influenced by “The” Life? What does that look like in your day-to-day? Any helpful words to share with colleagues? Comments are open…

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