"Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd
gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even
able to eat" - Mark 3:20.
When Jesus went public, He was a busy man. He traveled, taught, discipled and trained his team, answered questions, dealt with opponents and critics, and healed all who came with a need. There were times when He tried to get away from it all, only to have the crowds eagerly pursue Him, so much so that He had to stay up all night to fit in His prayer times. Jesus was operating with a sense of urgency for He knew that ultimately He had to return to the Father so the disciples could continue the work. The point is that leaders are usually busy people because no one can quite match their experience, talents and gifts. Therefore leaders must learn to manage time by setting deadlines, delegation, priorities, saying no and accepting the fact that their time is often not their own.
LEADERSHIP STEP: Your Step today is to see if you have accepted the lifestyle that often goes with leadership. Have you made peace with the fact that your time is often not your own, but is needed and spoken for by many others? Do you handle your own calendar to make sure your highest priority tasks are being performed well? Do you resent or accept that there are things that only you can do and you must sacrifice your freedom for the needs of others?