Commitment Precedes Resources

Another “Leadership Promise” today..

But Ruth said: “Entreat me not to leave you, Or to turn back from following after you;For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, And your God, my God.”  Ruth 1:16

While every leader needs financial and human resources to reach his or her goals, commitment should always precede those resources. When a leader demonstrates a commitment to the mission and goals of the organization, then God moves and a whole stream of events begin to flow.

In the very first chapter of the book that bears her name, Ruth chooses to stay with Naomi, her mother- in-law, even after she loses her husband. She didn’t know it, but her commitment would lead to all kinds of open doors. Ruth finds work during a difficult time, makes friends in a foreign land, and eventually gains a new husband, Boaz. Most impressively, God includes her-a Moabite adopted into the family of Israel-in the line of Christ. The child she bore became part of the lineage of the Messiah.

The key? Commitment. Once a leader definitely commits, God moves and all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings, persons, and material assistance begin to stream forth.

The Maxwell Leadership Bible

Question remains: how committed are you to whatever you do?



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