My subject today is due, partly to being struck by Michael Hyatt’s blog post, and partly to simply wanting to plug his blog. It’s my current favorite, at least for just offering a whole lot of really useful information on a bunch of topics. If you’re into leadership, productivity, publishing and social media, it’s like a candy store. Hard to know which morsel to try next.
Mr. Hyatt (Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing) put out a post today offering an inspiring story that compared a long ago meeting with a well-known pastor to a meeting with Billy Graham. If you read it (and I hope you do), you’ll recognize that the contrast was striking. (See “A Tale of Two Leaders: Which Are You?” 12/8) It made me ask God to continue transforming my heart to become more and more like his own – sacrificial, genuinely concerned and interested in others, and very present to people when I’m with them.
It’s a great post. The headline gets the reader personally involved right from the start. There’s a simple, colorful image that symbolizes the central message. And it tells a true story that communicates a larger message. Best of all, it provokes readers (at least me) to action. First I prayed and then I thought about how I’d like to take more blogging pointers from Mr. Hyatt and leadership pointers from both he and Mr. Graham.
Brent and I have been praying to experience God speak to us in some specific ways as we head into the new year. I’d like to add to the list that God would transform me in fresh ways that lead me to grow as a leader, a friend, a manager and a wife.
What are you praying about for 2011?