[vimeo id="117960443"] Last year I published a book called This Adventure Called Life and in it shared a few ideas for how to discover your Divine Design. This April I will release another book called 9 Disciplines of Enduring Leadership: Developing the Potential of your Divine Design. I’m really excited about this project and I can’t wait to share it with you. In this new book I share about the 9 disciplines that I have cultivated into my life as I’ve lived out my Divine Design. I hope to encourage leaders and everyone else to truly live out their full potential in their life journey.
One of the disciplines I talk about in the book is the Discipline of Self-Management. I believe that if we want to successful in our lives and as leaders, we need to constantly manage ourselves. Think about it, if any part of your life is out of sync, the other parts will feel it. So the question is, how do we manage ourselves effectively? In the book, I break this principle down to three areas: our physical bodies, spiritual health and emotional health. I’ll briefly discuss these with you today.
First, our physical body. The way we manage our bodies is two-fold. It’s delicate balance between eating the right foods and ensuring that you have consistent routine with exercise. The fact is that God has entrusted our bodies to our care and we are responsible for what we choose to do with them. In other words, we are stewards of our physical bodies. 1 Corinthians, 6:19-20 says to honor God with our bodies and that we were bought at a price. We need to take that scripture seriously.
Second, our spiritual health. Our spiritual health is extremely important because we were created to have vibrant relationship with God. The level of our spiritual vibrancy directly connects with our Divine Design and how engaged we are with the way God created us. There are many ways to upkeep with your spiritual health and the bottom line is that staying healthy is our responsibility. We need to adopt the right habits, like meditating on scriptures and encouraging others believers to keep up a strong discipline of health.
Third, emotional health. Now, our emotions can be tricky because they’re probably the most difficult thing to manage. However, I cannot stress enough about how important it is for a leader to learn how to manage them. When you’re responsible for an organization, your decisions directly impact the people who follow you. Therefore, as leaders, we cannot be driven by our emotions, but by a sound mind. Moreover, if don’t control our emotions, not only will they affect the people around you, but also your own overall health. It’s incredibly important to be aware of what your tendencies are in responding to people. Once you know your tendencies, you can adjust and learn to manage them effectively.
These are just few of the ideas that I share in my new book. If you’re interested in growing further in your leadership and want to learn more about how to live a fulfilled life, I encourage you to read my book. I’m excited about and look forward to releasing it and I pray it will encourage and transform your life journey. You can follow the link below for more information. Have a great day!