is God’s truth. So I love to read different (usually highly-recommended) books and see how God’s truth and spiritual principles pop up in random places.
One of my latest reads, Good to Great, is actually about business and how to make a company great. However, a few paragraphs on the motivation behind great leaders struck me as pertinent to life outside an office. This quote begins with a sub-quote.
‘We’re just never satisfied. We can be delighted, but never satisfied.’
Those who built the good-to-great companies weren’t motivated by fear. They weren’t driven by fear of what they didn’t understand. they weren’t driven by fear of looking like a chump…
No, those who turn good into great are motivated by a deep creative urge and an inner compulsion for sheer unadulterated excellence for its own sake.
What if that excellence is the glory of God? What if the deep creative urge is the expression of God’s character in His image-bearers? What if I was consistently motivated by passion instead of fear?
Thankfully, God has been revealing where I am motivated by self-induced pressure and fear instead of joy and passion for His name. The freedom in revelation and restoration bring delight and excitement for the future! While there is a measure of satisfaction, as I’ve written elsewhere, it’s complemented by deepened hunger and anticipation.