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Monday, April 22, 2013

I Am the CEO of My Life

I Am the CEO of My LifeMatthew 25 is the story Jesus told of the business owner who made three servants CEO’s of three of his businesses while he was on leave. I am the CEO of my life. God is the owner.

 




Five great questions of life: Life * Love * Learning * Labor * Leadership

Life: What's My Spiritual Center?

I Am the CEO of My Life

By Evan Nehring


I work with the largest employer in the city of Wausau: Aspirus Wausau Hospital and Clinics. I train medical software.
 
Our CEO, Duane Erwin has an office right at the heart of the hospital campus, in the administrative wing near the main entrance. He looks out his window and sees…Aspirus. I look out my window and see…Evan’s life.
 
Photo Credit: Heitor Carvalho Jorge (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
 
My life is not my own. As a forgiven man, I’ve been bought and set free from sin and death by King Jesus. But he has hired me to harness every personal resource to honor him. God is the owner. He has charged me with the management of my life.

Mr. Erwin doesn’t own Aspirus, he just runs it.
 
I don’t own my life. I just run it.
 
Matthew 25 is the story Jesus told of the business owner who made three servants CEO’s of three of his businesses while he was on leave. He gave one servant five bags of gold, another two bags of gold, and the other one bag of gold. When he returned, he judged their efforts based on what they did with what they were given.
 
I am the CEO of my life. God is the owner. The owner is not interested in me grousing about how many fewer bags of gold I’m working with than Duane Erwin. The owner wants to know what I’ve done with what I’ve got.

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So, how are you enjoying being the CEO of your life? Does it seem like an unworthy promotion? An unwarranted demotion? Something else?

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2 comments:

  1. I love the concept, Evan, that "God is the owner, but I am the CEO of my life."

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    1. Thanks Pam. I've wrestled with this tension between "God is in control" and "the fruit of the Spirit is self-control". This picture helps me both trust and take responsibility.

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