The Faithful Pacesetters

Learning leadership from those who led in the Bible

Getting Through the Grind

Bible Character:  Methuselah

So all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years; and he died. Genesis 5:27 KJV

Wow, 969 years old!  I can only imagine living that many days meant some were just a grind.

Find Energy to Provide Energy

Leaders are an energy source for their team, so coming daily with focus and stamina is surely important.  Nonetheless, sometimes our battery is just running low and needs a charge.  It is important to find the source that re-charges our battery; it’s essential.  Sometimes it’s a quick charge, other times it takes longer.


Batteries are also equipped with both a positive and a negative side, and so is stress.  Seeming to come at us from all directions, stress clearly has become a huge part of many of our lives.  Taking time to relieve that strain is important.  How do you truly relax?  And are you creating the opportunity in your schedule to unwind?


We have all heard about setting goals, and sometimes it seems like it is overstressed.  Still, when facing the daily grind, being able to focus on long term targets really does take on greater importance. 

There is a certain satisfaction from attaining a goal.  That accomplishment feeds your desire to do more.  It’s that fire inside that propels us during the times that may feel like we’re stuck in a rut.  There is a greater meaning than just this current circumstance.

Methuselah was Noah’s grandfather and is part of the genealogy linking Adam to Noah. I wonder how many goals he accomplished in 969 years.


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2 thoughts on “Getting Through the Grind

  1. I’ve given you The Dragon’s Loyalty Award. My God bless you for your service to him!

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