The Highest and Best Use of Time

Have you ever experienced the lingering of a topic or phrase after sharing a conversation with someone? This exact scenario happened to me recently when my friend repeated a question that was posed to him to assist in navigating a career choice. The question was:

Is what I am doing the highest and best use of my time given where I am in this stage of my life?

That line, “…the highest and best use of my time,” is an enlightening question to assist in taking a personal inventory. So, this week, I took time out and asked myself, “Is what I am doing through the Resurgence Leadership Foundation the highest and best use of my time?”

  • Are my monthly training and coaching calls facilitated through Young Life, with seven Christian social entrepreneurs, the highest and best use of my time?
  • Are my monthly meetings with five other Leadership Foundations Presidents/CEOs of color where we can be transparent and learn from each other the highest and best use of my time?
  • Is serving 20 cities across the country through my time as a senior advisor for the Leadership Foundations National Mentoring grant the highest and best use of my time?
  • Is working with Sam Coleman and Tameka Richardson of Young Life to facilitate the Developing Future Leaders initiative in the SE Division and Patresea Lockhart in SW Atlanta YL the highest and best use of my time?
  • Is taking calls, having lunches, and listening to other Christian leaders in various industries the highest and best use of my time?
  • Is driving a shuttle for five hours every Tuesday evening to transport young men to Young Commanders to become better men the highest and best use of my time?
  • Is heading up a new chapter of Young Commanders in Covington, GA, in partnership with Clear View Ministries Church the highest and best use of my time?
  • Is serving with the phenomenal team and board at the Resurgence Leadership Foundation to carry out our mission the highest and best use of my time?

The answer to all the above questions is a resounding YES! I am dedicated and believe in the vision and mission of RLF. Our vision is clear – we are working to ensure that our world is a just society where everyone and everything is treated with dignity, respect, and care.

Our mission is that we propel communities by investing in leaders. We provide training, advisors, resources, and financial support to those leaders so communities can flourish.

Every day, out of a posture of prayer to Jesus Christ, I can collaborate with people and organizations to make our vision a reality. My hope for each of you reading this is that you will carve out time to ask yourself the question, “Is what I am currently doing the highest and best use of my time given where I am in this stage of my life?” If the answer is NO, I hope you will begin to take the necessary steps to change your response.

David Park and I worked with over twenty leaders last year, helping them gain the clarity and confidence to answer yes through our Canvas for Change consultation. If we can serve you, know that it would bring us immense joy because our world cannot be just until all of us answer yes to the question.

Are you ready to learn more about the Resurgence Leadership Foundation and how you can join our mission or be served through one of our initiatives? If yes, please view the one sheet below and visit our website.

Cornelius

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