The most challenging person to lead is…yourself! USC Professor of Philosophy and Christian writer Dallas Willard states:
“The general human failing is to want what is right and important, but at the same time not to commit to the kind of life that will produce the action we know to be right. We intend what is right, but we avoid the life that would make it a reality.”
Commitment to a life that gives us the ability to do what is right and important takes self-discipline. Commitment to being “conformed into the image of Christ” (Romans 8) takes spiritual discipline. Jesus teaches his followers two key spiritual disciplines required for our journey with Him: undistracted time to listen to Jesus and prayer.
Listen – Commit – Change