Tigner James - Blogger,Media personality, Inspirational and Motivational writer. The Soul’s Remedy Ministries blog is known for daily-distributed Good Morning! Affirmations, devotions, and testimonies.
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If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully – Romans 12: 7-9
you are a leader
Webster’s dictionary defines a Leader
as a person who guides or directs over an army, or political group.Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Martwas quoted “Outstanding
leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If
people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.”
A large number of people (me included)
have leadership traits but choose not to seize the opportunity. Despite the
fact we enhance the self-esteem of others and direct them to do immeasurable
tasks! This is an attribute of a leader.
The Bible depicts many great leaders –
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, David, and others. Take Apostle Paul who
demonstrated a remarkable example of true leadership. InActs Chapter 27,Paul was a prisoner on board a ship heading
to face Caesar. Though he was a prisoner, he took charge and told the guards
that their voyage was going to be disastrous. The Centurion guards did not take
heed. They set sail directly into winter storms. Through out the tedious
journey Paul, continuously empowered himself as a leader by the guidance of an angel
of God. Acts27:25-26
true leader is close enough to a situation to relate and mentally ahead to
motivate. That was Paul. A great leader must
have faith.Without faith it is impossible to please God.Hebrews
What sets great leaders apart?
To a certain extent, society perceives great
leaders as powerful and influential. They have political prowess or CEOs of
corporations. Just because a corporation is profitable does not mean they have
a great leader at the helm.
Executives [people] get caught up in
making money at any price opposed to how they can teach, instruct and lead
others to reaching their highest potential. As the old proverb goes give a man a fish you feed him for a day;
teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. “True leadership
is about bettering the lives of the people around you. That is a simple idea,
but far too few people don’t follow it,” stated journalist Shaun Rein.
At many junctures in life we are close
enough to a situation to relate but far enough ahead to motivate. This is
that leadership opportunity. However this
is typically when we run. The mind conjures up a plethora of reasons why you
should not lead – time, willingness to commit, fear, and doubt. What is your
You may not be in charge of an organization, group or church
committee however there are situations where you can step out, take the lead. “Great
leaders are those who are willing to give up something to help the little
person.” Fear, doubt, lacking faith are no options.
Stand up! Stand up today and be the
leader that you were called to be!