I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. -John 17:4When Peter was a young fisherman in Galilee, no one would have thought he was destined to become the passionate leader of a world movement. After all, he had almost no education and probably would have been happy to live the remainder of his life in obscurity. But God had something else in mind, and when Peter met Jesus, his priorities began to change.
Like many leaders, Peter had to learn how to put first things first. In fact, Scripture reveals a lot about the inconsistencies of his behavior and his many irrational decisions. But the more time Peter spent with Jesus, the more he learned the difference between mere activity and accomplishment.
Like Peter, great leaders sift through the many things that demand their time, and they discern not only what needs to be done first, but also what doesn’t need to be done at all. That starts with a passion to excel. When you focus your passion on what’s most important, your leadership climbs to new heights.