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Leadership Expert Shawn Lovejoy Explores The Work Life Balance Myth

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Leadership Expert Shawn Lovejoy Explores The Work Life Balance Myth

Work Life Balance Myth: Jesus saw His priorities to family and work as equal “rhythms” that demanded ALL of His attention at a given point, rather than two competing loyalties that must be balanced at a given point. Image: Shawn Lovejoy.

Work Life Balance Myth: The good news is that work-life is not supposed to be balanced. For one reason: life CAN’T be balanced! If it could be balanced, Jesus would’ve at least gotten it done, right?

Jesus wasn’t balanced. He lived life in rhythm. When He was supposed to be working, He gave it His all: His very life! When He was supposed to be doing life with God or people, He was fully present physically, emotionally, and mentally.

No one has ever been more passionate about people than Jesus. However, He didn’t just live at the whims of people, even his own family!

Jesus’ Family Wants to Speak With Him

Jesus also didn’t have the typical mantra: “God first; family second; and work third.” I don’t know where we got that idea, but it wasn’t from the Bible. Jesus didn’t live this way. Jesus’ family was NOT ALWAYS more important than His ministry. (Matthew 12:46-47)

If Jesus would have valued family over work or ministry, He never would have died on the cross! Think about it. Don’t get me wrong: Jesus highly valued relationships!  See the full story here… ronedmondson.com

Story by: Shawn Lovejoy

 

Shawn Lovejoy - Courage to Lead

Shawn Lovejoy – Courage to Lead.

Shawn Lovejoy is the Founder & CEO of CourageToLead.com a coaching ministry for leaders. He loves coaching leaders through what keeps them awake at night. CourageToLead employs multiple coaches all over the U.S to work one-on-one with leaders and ministries.

Shawn’s new book for leaders: Be Mean About The Vision: Preserving and Protecting What Matters, released in April 2016. Shawn lives in Birmingham, AL with his wife Tricia, and their three kids Hannah, Madison, and Paul.

 

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