Perceptions that Shape Your Choices

Leadership is a matter of choice. In this episode, as we continue the Lenten journey focused on leadership choices, discover how your perceptions can shape your leadership decisions.

Leadership as a Choice

As a leader, the choices you make have a significant impact on who you are. Leadership is not just about positions of power or authority. Authentic Christ-centered leadership is rooted in the choices you make, from your character to your influence on the people around you.

Understanding God’s Love for His Creation

Consider the importance of God’s love for God’s creation. As leaders, we have a choice to love as God has loved us. God’s love goes beyond our understanding of love. 


Taking a focused look at John 3:14-21, we see God’s love is selfless, based on God’s will, and seeks the well-being and wholeness of people. As Christ-centered leaders, we are called to love others in the same way.

Exploring the Quality of God’s Love

The quality of God’s love is not measured by quantity but by the act of giving. God’s love is seen in giving Jesus, God’s son, to the world. This sacrificial love is the model for our love as leaders. We have the choice to give and share our lives, just as God gave God’s self for us.

Understanding the Concept of ‘Perish’ and ‘Eternal Life’

In discussing the words “perish” and “eternal life” from John 3:14-21, Sara and Tim shed light on their deeper meanings. Eeternal life is not simply an extension of our physical existence, but a new order of living in God’s love.

On the other hand, to perish means living a life other than what God has created us for. As leaders, our choices determine whether our leadership is of quality or falls short.

Final Thoughts on Leadership as a Choice

Leadership, especially Christ-centered leadership, is indeed a matter of choice. It requires us to step out of our comfort zones, take risks, listen for God’s voice, as we seek to lead by example. Being a leader is a conscious decision to take responsibility for ourselves and others. It is a choice to lead authentically and serve with love.

The Importance of Choices in Leadership

Tim shared a powerful story about a man trapped in a cistern, which illustrated the importance of making choices that go beyond words and actions. The story highlighted the impact of choosing compassion and taking action to help others in need. 

As leaders, we have the power to extend a helping hand and bring new life to those who feel trapped or lost.

God’s Love 

Perhaps remembering “God so loved the world that he gave his only son so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” 

Your choice as a Christ-centered leader is to extend God’s love to the people you encounter. Choose wisely and lead with love, so that others may experience God’s grace through you.

May this Lenten season be a time of reflection and growth for you and the people you lead. We’d love to hear about the choices you’re making as a leader during this Lenten season. Feel free to leave us a message below. 

TimeStamp for Perceptions that Shape our Choices

01:00 Exploring the Concept of Leadership as a Choice

02:18 Reading and Discussing John 3:14-21

04:35 Deep Dive into the Meaning of Love in the Scripture

06:28 Exploring the Quality of God’s Love

07:24 Understanding God’s Love for His Creation

07:45 Unpacking the Concept of ‘Gave His Son’

08:47 Exploring the Meaning of ‘Believes’ and ‘Conversion’

10:33 Understanding the Concept of ‘Perish’ and ‘Eternal Life’

12:00 Discussing the Theme of Light and Darkness

12:36 Exploring the Concept of ‘Truth’ in John’s Gospel

13:00 Story Illustrating the Importance of Choices in Leadership

16:56 Final Thoughts on Leadership as a Choice

19:18 Closing Remarks and Invitation for Reflection