Whose agenda are you leading?
Whose agenda are you leading? It seems like an innocent enough question, right? In a world of dreams, visions, strategies, goals, and plans we tend to find ourselves rallying around a particular cause or tribe. Oh, we maintain our freedom and independence in most cases to choose; however, at the core, we always are aligning ourselves with a particular agenda.
In my book anticipated to be titled, Whose agenda are you leading?, I’ll share how our family was “living the dream”. Like most, I’d never stopped to ask the question as to “whose agenda I was leading”; however, it’s now abundantly clear. In a world that often defines “success” around things like money, possessions, titles, and the like, by most people’s standards, we had them all. Marrying my high school sweetheart, having two wonderful children, having a senior level executive position that afforded us with a six figure lifestyle to include a lake house, vacations, and rarely concerned with money, I was clearly at the helm of our family.
Then, it happened…I lost control!
Whose agenda are you leading? shares in intimate detail my story as I lost control and began a journey to truly be challenged as to whose agenda I was leading and would lead moving forward. Like many leaders in biblical times, over the next season of life, our family had nearly everything stripped away. During this journey, we began a transformation to truly identify God’s agenda for our lives and what it means to surrender complete control of our lives to “His agenda”.
While we’ve only just begun, I hope by sharing my story, it will cause you to stop and ask the question, “Whose agenda am I leading?”, and wrestle with the answer to this question. While these years were some of the toughest years of my life, they also will be looked back upon as the great turning point in my life. May you be encouraged by the story.
Whose agenda are you leading? is still in draft status. Anyone that has ever written or attempted to write a book understands that the process is much more that one might perceive. I haven’t committed to an actual date for release of this book. That being said, I’ll offer you a sneak preview of the first chapter. Simply click here, sign up for future updates around the book, and I’ll email you the unedited first chapter that begins to unfold the story.
This is what the LORD says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the LORD. Jeremiah 9:23-24 NIV