Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others but feel inadequate to the task? Or perhaps you believe the influence you could have is stifled by your everyday responsibilities. Well, believe it or not, you have incredible influence, and today you’ll learn how that’s true.
Author Bobi Ann Allen joins me on the 4:13 Podcast and shares that when you view your life through the lens of leadership, it turns the mundane into meaningful and the small into significant. She’ll help you see that you do have influence, and that influence is tied to your identity in Christ.
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The world wants you to believe a person, product, or lifestyle can bring you fulfillment. Even as a Christian, it’s easy to fall for these empty promises and find yourself frustrated when they don’t deliver.
So, how can you experience soul-deep peace that endures beyond the sugar rush of earthly distractions?
I had said yes one too many times and my life was too full for me to pull it off. I was forgetting appointments, neglecting my family and feeling like I was so busy that all I had time for was guilt.
Ever felt like that?
Busy. It’s such a loaded word, isn’t it?
Some people think busy is a bad word! When a woman says she is “way too busy,” it can be code for “I have no balance in my life and it is totally out of control!” Some women wear busy like a badge, as if her level of exhaustion and the number of things on her to-do list indicate her level of importance and her amount of significance.
Busy is relative. For one woman, busy may be a hair appointment on the same day she has to grocery shop. For another woman who starts her day at 6:00 AM and follows her first cup of coffee with six appointments, four phone calls, her part-time job, car-pooling the kids, and making dinner, the thought of being busy never even enters her mind! She still has time and energy to spare.
There’s not just one way to define busy. The definition of busy is as individual as each woman.
Life offers us lots of questions and very few answers. It sets before us many paths, but very few reliable directions about which path is the best for us.
We are bombarded with decisions — should I take this job? Should I quit this job?! We have endless choices — is this the college for me? Is this the guy for me? Is this the church where God wants me to be?