November 13, 2017 – Monday
1Timothy 3:1(b) [NIV] Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task.
It’s 6:15 am, and my alarm clock won’t stop making noise. Time to get up, and get up quickly. By 8:00 am, subordinates will be coming to me, left and right. On top of that, I am not yet prepared for a 2 p.m. meeting. In the meantime, 3 new interns will be staring at me until I pair each with a mentor. And I hope my phone doesn’t ring at any point today!
So, it’s time for me to stop laying here, thinking (complaining) about all the things I must do. After all, it may not be easy, but the task I do is quite noble. And God wouldn’t have chosen this noble task for me if He knew I couldn’t handle it.
As Christian public servants, you and I have chosen a noble task – building teams of public servants to strengthen our workplace and, in fact, our community. God chose this noble path for us because He knows we can manage and supervisor – He knows we can lead. And when it’s time for you and me to move on, we will have readied others to accept this noble task.
So wake up! When your alarm goes off, start thinking about how you can lead to leave a legacy – how you can impact someone’s workday so he or she really aspires to do your noble task someday. Find a way to pass on the enthusiasm and leadership skills God has blessed you with.
At work today, don’t lead just to lead – lead to leave a legacy for those who follow you in this noble task. Aspire others in His name.
Lord, thank You for allowing me to serve You another day in this noble career You have chosen for me. Stay by my side as I juggle my busy work schedule. Remind me to be strong, patient and supportive to those who seek my guidance, so that they may also see and feel Your love. In Your name, I pray. Amen.
Meredith Pulsford, MPA
Norfolk Police Department
Norfolk, Virginia USA