Prophetic Irony!

What do you do as a leader when your present reality is not yet resembling what’s in your heart for the enterprise, non profit or church which you are leading?

Firstly:

It’s important to acknowledge that that’s the way it’s supposed to be!

If a leader is entirely content with what’s in their midst, Id question whether either their vision is large enough.

Or whether,  in a bid to maintain the comfort of the status quo, they are in denial about things that need to shift.

Leaders must get comfortable with a certain degree of discontentment.

Dear Leader, you are experiencing the reality of “Prophetic Irony”!

Vision, by definition, is ‘not yet’!

……..What you see beyond your current horizon is not yet manifest in your now!

That’s the ironic nature of all prophecy. You see something beyond that which is not yet here.

So what’s a leader to do?

You must continue seeing, saying & strategising toward “IT”!

As you do, without losing heart, or allowing your frustration a free rein……

watch God unfold His purpose before your very eyes. 

 

Michael Murphy

Delayed Gratification!

Those too lazy to plough in the right season will have no food at the harvest.

Proverbs 20:4 NLT

The life you are enjoying, or otherwise right now, is not so much the result of your current circumstances, as it is the product of seeds you have sown in your past.

Though this is often a difficult reality check, and may indeed carry some disclaimers, it nonetheless can definitely breathe fresh hope into your future.

The exceptions to this rule may include certain disasters & the unforeseen actions by third parties……. yet our responses to any of these are very much still within our control.

In brief,

if you would like your tomorrow to look different, change what you are sowing today.

If your financial world is not where you’d like it to be, change it up a gear in what you earn, invest & give.

If your key relationships are not bringing you the kind of fulfilment you envisage, then be more friendly, more sharing & maybe more discerning about who you build into your world.

If your career is somehow lacking momentum, invest in some education, a coach or a mentor to help get things moving.

Many that I’ve spoken to over the past couple of decades attest to this, that even your spiritual life can carry the baggage of past neglect. If you want your spiritual journey to get moving then do something about it.

–   Get  back to your bible

–    Re engage relationally with the God in heaven who loves you

–    Reconnect with a vibrant community of faith

Michael Murphy

Repealing Murphy’s Law

Anything that can go wrong, leaders can make right.