In the business world everyone understands what the term CEO stands for, as in Chief Executive Officer. This is the person in charge. The head honcho. The top dog. The buck-stops-here, no-nonsense, focused, decision-making leader at the top of the company food chain. A lot of power typically comes along with this position. Much fear or respect - which one depends on how they treat their employees and others - is included in this package. And the most common evaluation of performance is how well the company produced financially.
Well for a Christian, God's expectations for the role of the person at the head of a company comes from a different perspective and takes on a greater level of significance. In fact, for a Christian CEO doesn't stand for Chief Executive Officer. It actually stands for Christ's Executive Officer. This "subtle" difference in titles changes everything for the leader of a company who has committed their life to becoming a disciple of Jesus.
It's critical to understand this difference because God is evaluating you based on a different set of criteria than how the world most often judges CEOs.
Here is what I consider the job description of one of these special roles in the corporate enterprise called the Kingdom of God:
If the CEO of the Universe has hired and commissioned you to start or lead a business you are indeed Christ's Executive Officer. Fortunately you don't need to worry about doing this in your own strength. You have the full endorsement of the eternal Board of Directors (Holy Trinity) and their staff (angels) to ensure your efforts are successful.
So, are you ready to embrace this most excellent of opportunities?
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