Leadership is soooo unique, yet it is full of lessons within every experience and encounter. I’ve probably been a leader my entire life. No seriously, I was always somewhere leading somebody at some point in life! Leading is/was something that has always came naturally! Now was I good at it? Maybe not always, but I can assure you, I’ve learned a thing or two along the way.
- You MUST be willing to lose in order to gain.
As I stated in my book, Fighting Fear, “There is a lesson attacked to every loss”. Reality is, you can’t be a people pleaser! You MUST lead others OUT of a situation and/or circumstance. This component is often forsaken. People magnify the title of leadership without magnifying the impact of leadership.
From a scriptural standpoint, Jesus lost the respect of the Pharisee’s due to his unique ability of leadership. He knew his mission, and it did not consist of pleasing the religious leaders (Matthew 9). Ultimately, he lost his life. BUT he gained it back through God’s resurrecting power! What are you willing to lose?
2. You must be okay with being set apart.
Let’s be honest for a moment. Now, I know some are just utterly disgusted with our President, BUT he is an ideal leader in terms of being set apart. Why? Because he is both STRONG and BOLD. May be a little tooooooooo strong but he does not have a problem being set apart from other government leaders. Now before I lose you, lol, try to place your biases to the side and focus in on the title on of the blog post. “Lessons in Leadership”.
3. You must be humble enough to be led.
On the same token, back to The President, we see that his boldness limits the amount of influence from others. As leaders, we must be humble enough to try new things, accepting a different perspective. Let’s take Jesus for example. He was humble enough to follow the commands from his mother, Mary, when asked to turn water into wine although he knew his time had not yet come (John 2:1-11). Despite knowing this truth, he submitted to her request which turned into a beneficial component in the way he led others.
If you are a leader, how is your conduct? I don’t mean when you’re in that role of “leadership”. I mean at all times. As leaders in The Kingdom, we have an obligation to learn lessons and lead by example.
What are some biblical leadership lessons you’ve learned in life? Don’t be shy, share them below.
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