I know that 2020 was a very challenging year for many leaders, and many are wondering how they’ll make it through another year of pandemic-related uncertainty and challenges. My charge to all leaders in 2021 is to think like a tortoise. 

The tortoise is never in a hurry because they take the long view on life (and they live very long lives—like 100 years!).

One leader in the Bible who thought like a tortoise was Abraham. He took the long view on God’s promises and held on to God’s word for a son well into old age. In this video, I address a group of Malaysian pastors and encourage them to keep three truths in mind:

  1. God always works according to His word.
  2. God always keeps His promises.
  3. God is never late.

May God give you the grace to run your race like a tortoise.