Values keep us in check, but what are they?
They cannot be defined in the moment. To allow the situation to alter our values becomes descriptive of an individual “driven and tossed by the wind” (Jas. 1:6).
Leadership is built upon the foundation of our values. A good friend and colleague emphasizes the need to write them down, review them daily, and keep them timeless.
The benefit of this process comes through evaluating our actions with our values. We ensure the consistency of life as we align the conduct of our life with our values.
These values should not ever change, unless we personally change. When someone becomes a Christian, their worldly values should change to godly ones. Our thoughts, words, and actions must always be consistent with the individual God wants us to be.
Is it easy? No! However, the effort makes all the difference in our leadership influence.
Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Life’s most urgent question is what are you doing for others?” It is worth the time to contemplate this thought when establishing our values.