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7 Absolutes to Living Well and Finishing Strong

The Essence of Servanthood

 

By Bruce Witt

We at Leadership Revolution recognize there are seven absolutes to living well and finishing strong. The first and most important is Christ at the center and the other six factors revolve around this.  The challenge is to keep growing in each of these areas and not be too weighted in any one or two areas and overlook the others.

Pictured above is a representation of these seven attributes. Each of these seven are important in our journey, and they are captured by roles that we play –

  1. Keep Jesus and the Gospel central to live as Christ and seek His eternal Kingdom. Christ is the Christian life lived out through us, and apart from Him we can do nothing. It is not about us or our agendas. Philippians 1:21, 1 Corinthians 9:23, Psalms 73:28
  1. Bring order to our Money and Finances to lay a foundation for freedom and peace. Without a sense of order, we will be in chaos or consumed by money and our attitudes towards money. Being a steward frees us up and allows us a better perspective. 1 Chronicles 29:11-12, 1 Corinthians 4:2, Matthew 6:19-21
  1. Clarify why you go to Work and what your Purpose is to produce direction and priorities. We are called to work and commanded to provide for the needs of our families. We are called to serve others and put them ahead of ourselves. Matthew 5:16, Colossians 3:3, Colossians 1:27-29
  1. Define true Success and Significance to empower our motivation and refine our motives. Success from God’s viewpoint is to glorify Him, serve others, obey His teachings, and bear fruit of love, joy, peace, etc. 2 Corinthians 5:17, Matthew 6:33, 1 Corinthians 6:20
  1. Value Relationships and Community with love to create wholeness and give meaning to life. God created this world and people were His highest creation. One role we play in relation with others is to be a SHEPHERD, one who cares for, who oversees the needs and protection of others. 1 Thessalonians 2:8, 1 Corinthians 12:12, Romans 12:10
  1. Respond appropriately to life’s Circumstances and Challenges because it will build or break you. When we see ourselves as a SLAVE of Christ then our expectations are recalibrated. We see life from God’s standpoint. 2 Corinthians 4:7-11, Isaiah 1:2-4, Romans 8:28
  1. Handle your Resources with Generosity to bless others and reap an eternal reward. The Lord gives us many things: finances, talents, gifts, abilities, and relationships just to name a few. We play the role of FRIEND when we put others ahead of ourselves. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, 1 Peter 4:10, Proverbs 11:35

As you read and reflect on these seven areas, consider are you in chaos, order, or maturity. The process will take time to move to maturity. If you are in chaos focus on moving to order you will not be able to be mature until you have order.

This is the goal of our equipping, Ephesians 4:13, “until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.”

BW

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