"Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
nor will you let your faithful one see decay" - Psalm 16:9-10.
God is in control, but often people try to take over and do His job and He allows them to do so. Usually the results are less than optimal but that doesn't stop people from trying to control things that are beyond their control. Thus people fret, worry and get angry over things like traffic delays, the weather, world economic collapse, other people's attitudes and behavior, and equipment breakdowns - all things that are beyond anyone's control. When people try to control the uncontrollable, their work and worry takes a heavy toll on them physically and emotionally, and they are often tired, even when they are not working. Leaders would do well to work hard, but then put God in charge of their responsibilities when they step away from work, allowing themselves to focus on family, hobby, church work or any other activity that gives them rest, relaxation and peace.
LEADERSHIP STEP: Your Step today is to learn how to step away from work and enjoy your life outside of work. To help you do this, here a prayer you must pray whenever you leave work for the day, weekend or holiday: "Lord, I put You in charge of this place and my work while I am gone. And I will be truly gone - emotionally and physically. I trust You and ask that You do the things that I cannot do - change hearts, generate business and watch over all my interests. Amen."