Henry & Richard Blackaby, in their book “Spiritual Leadership” make this observation:
“Christians in business, like those in politics, ought not to assume that spiritual leadership is purely the local minister’s domain. Spiritual leadership occurs down the middle of everyday life. We regularly disciple Christian CEOs from corporate America. The business leaders want their faith to inform the way they guide their companies. These are influential people: they play golf with world leaders; the serve on prestigious boards; they supervise billions of dollars and thousands of employees. They make time to dialogue regularly with one another about how Christ affects the way they lead their companies. They are spiritual leaders as well as business leaders.”
I hope you understood what the Blackaby’s are reminding everyone one of us. Wherever you are, you can make a difference for Christ. God gives you the resources and opportunities so that you can advance his cause in this world. It is about stewardship of your affluence and influence. It is not just the responsibility of a few. It is not about a separation of your private Christian life and your public everyday life. Spiritual leadership, spiritual influence, ‘occurs down the middle of everyday life.’
After achieving affluence and influence as a result of his best selling book the “Purpose Driven Life”, pastor and author Rick Warren said, “I am sure God doesn’t give you money or fame for your own ego.” This is a recognition that God places opportunities and resources at our disposal so that you might participate in what He is doing in this world.
Why don’t you take stock of what God has given you? Ask yourself the question of why He may have placed this in your hands. Dialogue with some others about this. Then go, and do what God has called you to do with the resources and opportunities he has placed in your hands.