Heavenly Pruning… from Ow to Wow!

“There is a time for everything…” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

In business, there’s no time like the present for Sustainability. And the path to sustainability directs us inevitably toward acceptable returns on the assets we deploy.

Whether it’s people, money or time, our corporate sphere of influence is best served when all of our assets are fully engaged in the pursuit of our corporate mission, vision and values. For Christian business owners and executives, this wisdom catapults us to an even higher level as we consider its eternal implications.

“Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”   (Ephesians 4:15-17)

What better focus could there be for Kingdom POWER than to consider how we can maximize the return on how we live? How we will invest the 24 hours of Today… even as we hope we will have the privilege of investing Tomorrow, too?

I love how Gary Keller puts it in his #1 bestselling book, The ONE Thing – The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. A POWER-full formula for producing the highest possible ROI on a life well-lived:

Live with purpose. Live by priority. Live for productivity.

Purpose? Knowing what matters to us and taking daily actions in alignment with it.

As Christian business owners, are we not called to lead and deliver products and services with excellence? How else can we hope to earn the right to be Christ’s Ambassadors to those within our unique sphere of influence who need more of Him?

Priority? Focusing our attention and effort, in every key area of our lives. Gary’s Focusing Question is genius, exhorting us to determine the ONE Thing we can do, such that by doing it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary. 

A Focusing Question exposing our “worship” at the altar of false gods like Multitasking. Goal Setting to the Now — starting at our future goal (the right ONE Thing for us) then methodically determining what we should do right now in pursuit of it.

Productivity? Time Blocking our highest priority; then, guarding our Time. Refusing to let anyone or anything distract or derail the extraordinary results we seek.

Want to supercharge your leadership by transforming your lifestyle? How does accomplishing more results with less stress and more pleasure sound to you?  🙂

Today’s Kingdom POWER prescription? Get your own copy of The ONE Thing and make it your mission to prayerfully adopt its wisdom and integrate its practices into your way of thinking and being.

The ONE Thing will go a long way to helping this Scripture come to life in us:

“I am the True Vine, and My Father is the Gardener. He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.” (John 15:1-2)

I’m in! Who will join me?

Please post your comments below.

Diana Furr, a.k.a., Abba’s Girl

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