In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins is joined by Jim Martin, vice president of spiritual formation at International Justice Mission (IJM). During their conversation, they discuss focusing on our identity as a child of God and building and maintaining intimacy with your family.
“We as an organization are focusing on this idea that the work that we are doing to protect the poor from violence, the weight of that rests on God’s shoulders, not on ours.”
“How do we engage this work without being crushed by the weight of it?”
“How do I make sure that I am operating out of my deepest and truest identity – that I am a child of God?”
“I need things that are going to help me not take myself or my work so seriously.”
“For 20 years my primary identity was husband and father. Now that my kids are all out of the house it’s a little disorienting.”
“Leadership in the home has boiled down to building and maintaining intimacy with my wife and my kids.”
“Be present where you are at and do what is in front of you with integrity and earnestness.”
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