Leading With Perfection and Forgiveness

Shane —  June 4, 2014 — Leave a comment

Two of the gifts Jesus gives us is perfection and forgiveness.

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And boy do we ever need those.

Perfection is about completeness and wholeness. I’m not complete. I’m lacking so much. I’m broken and not whole. I know you are too. Why? Because you are human.

Forgiveness is about wiping the slate clean when we are not perfect. Because we are human and thus not perfect. Jesus’ sacrifice wipes our slate clean so we can go at this life again…

and again…
and again…
and again.

Jesus’ sacrifice is forever. So his forgiveness is forever. When the perfection God gives doesn’t quite take root, forgiveness is given.

As leaders, are you giving away perfection and forgiveness?

No matter what organization you’re in, you want people to be perfect, complete. You want them to live out the organization completely.

But what happens when they aren’t perfect? Is there forgiveness?

This isn’t about not having accountability. We give forgiveness so that we can give perfection. We wipe their slate clean so we can write back on the slate the culture of the organization.

Does perfection and forgiveness mean we never fire people? While we’re never fired from God’s Kingdom, there are times this just isn’t the case in life. We can forgive, but if they are a bad fit, forgiving doesn’t always mean keeping. The most perfect, complete, whole thing to do for both of you is to let them find their fit.

Perfection and forgiveness is the gift God gave you through Jesus.
And this is the same gift you can give to those you lead.

How can you give perfection and forgiveness to those you lead today?

This is to help you recognize a little of what God is trying to say through Hebrews 10:11-18 by sharing what God was revealing to me. You can subscribe to this daily perspective via email or RSS.

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