Leader, Are You Alone Today?

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There must be an observable difference between a leader who is worldly and a leader who knows Jesus.

How does a Christian leader show that he is not of this world? How does the Christian leader glorify God? Answers to these questions are not a matter of leadership style.

It's all about the daily relationship between the leader and God.

This seems almost simplistic, but we can never be reminded enough that a relationship with Jesus is the most important qualification of a leader.

The worldly leader leads and manages from a worldly perspective. The foundation of this leader is sinking sand. The world informs, persuades, instructs and ultimately destroys a powerless leader.

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Joshua received his leadership training directly from God:

"Be strong and very courageous, in order to act carefully in accordance with all the law that My servant Moses commanded you. Do not turn aside from it to the right or the left, so that you may succeed wherever you go. This Book of the Law must not depart from your mouth. Meditate on it day and night so that you may act carefully according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way successful, and you will be wise." (Joshua 1:7-8, MEV).

Godly leaders are instructed that the walk does not include turns to the left or right. We will succeed wherever we go as we depend upon the Lord for direction. We are also reminded to speak the Word. We are to meditate upon it day and night. We are to "act carefully according to all that is written."

Is there any better advice a leader could receive?

When we consider that God has placed us in leadership so that we might influence others, our greatest need must be to stay close to Him. 

Dear Lord, help me to be a godly influence to others as You influence me.

 


 

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