September 13, 2019 • Life for Leaders
In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak,
who are caught in the schemes he devises.
He boasts about the cravings of his heart;
he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD.
In his pride the wicked man does not seek him;
in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
Lord, the wicked are full of evil, abusing power and reviling you. They do not seek you. They do not have room for you in their lives and work.
Is there room for you in my daily work?
Is there room for you to when I’m leading a meeting or cranking out a spreadsheet?
Is there room for you when I am angry with a colleague or disappointed in someone I supervise?
Is there room for you when my boss or a customer treats me with disrespect?
Is there room for you when I consider my to-do list and formulate my daily priorities?
Is there room for you when I dream about my future, when I make plans for my career?
In my work, today and tomorrow, is there room for you? Amen.
Ponder Throughout the Day:
Is there room for God in my work today?
For Further Reflection:
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him (Colossians 3:17).
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Dr. Mark D. Roberts is a Senior Strategist for Fuller’s Max De Pree Center for Leadership, where he focuses on the spiritual development and thriving of leaders. He is the principal writer of the daily devotional, Life for Leaders, and the founder of the De Pree Center’s Flourishing in the Third Third of Life Initiative. Previously, Mark was the Executive Director of the De Pree Center, the lead pastor of a church in Southern California, and the Senior Director of Laity Lodge in Texas. He has written eight books, dozens of articles, and over 2,500 devotions that help people discover the difference God makes in their daily life and leadership. With a Ph.D. in New Testament from Harvard, Mark teaches at Fuller Seminary, most recently in his D.Min. cohort on “Faith, Work, Economics, and Vocation.” Mark is married to Linda, a marriage and family counselor, spiritual director, and executive coach. Their two grown children are educators on the high school and college level.