My good friend from Boise Idaho, Carl Douthit, posted this on Facebook yesterday:
Too often we (and I definitely include myself) focus on "what" we DO in a relationship. God shows us that we should focus on "who" we ARE in a relationship. If our relationship with God depended on what we could do for Him, there wouldn't be a relationship at all. But as adopted sons and daughters, we have the privilege of being in relationship with the Creator of the universe.
This is a vital principle for leaders (Vital Sign #2 of a healthy small group): The leader's main priority is to spend time with God--remain connected to the Vine--allowing God to pour his life--life to the full--into you. As you do, you will naturally overflow into the people he has put all around you.
If you lead anything--yourself, your family, a group, a team, a church, an organization--it's more about who you are in God than what you busily try to do on your own. Relax! Be a follower of Jesus. Trust him. Be a seeker of his truth. Be a son or daughter of the King and simply sit at his feet with a willingness and openness to listen and obey him. Then do what he says.
Your job: receive and overflow. How are you doing?