Determine Your Perspective

How to Have Lasting Joy as a Leader

Success in your work is not the source of lasting joy.

An excited group of 70 disciples returned from their powerful mission trip. Jesus joyfully heard their report, celebrated with them, and acknowledged their success. His wise counsel then still works today:

“Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven” (Luke 10:20 NRSV).

Planet Uranus with sunrise

Determine your perspective from an eternal vantage point. Today’s successes are temporary; it’s the assurance of eternal life which brings lasting joy to a leader.

Laura Savage-Rains--coach, speaker, writer--is the founder and author of who is using her 30+ years of ministry and leadership experience to teach women how to lead with passion. She is a native Texan who has also lived in foreign places such as Alabama and Romania. She makes her home in Lakeway, Texas, with her husband, Mark. She loves to write, speak, and teach the Bible. She is also a women's ministry team member, choir member, stepmom, and Grammy to 3 little girls. She loves dark chocolate with caramel, "The Sound of Music" movie, and Barbra Streisand's music.

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2 thoughts on “Determine Your Perspective

  1. Once again, your message is right on, Laura! Just as we look to God in times of distress, we need to praise God for our successes!