Strengths of True Leadership

Strengths of True Leadership

Everyone has definite strengths to lead, it is each one’s willingness to uncover the gifts or abilities we possess so we create a better environment for others to rise up and be inspired to lead as well.

Willingness to lead includes an affirmation to take on the responsibilities and the commitment to press on to whatever it takes to establish a better outcome of the relationship whether organizational or personal, that you agreed to be part of.

Ever had a toddler who doesn’t listen to your command, but copies exactly what you do without you even telling him to do so?

The same case goes to aspiring leaders in the field. If you are a decision maker at home or in an institution, you have probably informed your family members or colleagues of the rules, yet they still manage to break it, yet if you do it a hundred percent, with them observing you everyday then they’ll certainly follow what you do.

What are the strengths of true leadership then?

• True Leaders Obey Their Own Rule.

The golden rule for true leadership is once you’ve set a sacred rule, you have to be the first one to do it.

Let’s say you started a burger franchise and you imposed the rule that there must be at least 1/8 cup of oil on the grill only. How do you know if your employees will do it exactly as told? Will you be placing CCTV cameras for you to see what they’re doing? Heck NO.

You’ll have to visit them regularly, and show to them what they should do. The key to getting their commitment is establishing that relationship with them. If you’re a huge company and you’re at the top of the hierarchy, identify a key person who could become that powerful influence to them. It could be your company’s supervisor, team leader or the like. Train them to be people of integrity not just in the office but wherever they go.

• True Leaders Know How to Lift Up Another Leader.

Leadership Expert and New York Times Best-Selling Author Dr. John Maxwell says, “Great connectors find common ground and lift the person to higher ground.” That’s something we need to do once we have established a relationship with people.

It’s a bad reputation to see staff leave because they feel that they have not been appreciated much or they’re worth has been thrown off course, but it’s actually a positive sign of growth to see employees persevere and excel in their work then move up to a career or institution they desire in the long run because fact is, they are growing. You’re companies values have molded them.

It may be heartbreaking to see an outstanding employee go, but one thing’s for sure, true leaders don’t keep a collection of good followers; they reproduce great leaders.

• True Leaders Fight to the End.

This statement may sound cliché but it holds true for leaders who want to stay committed. The more you go up to your goals, the more challenges you will encounter. True leaders know that if they are alone, they will never succeed, but if they have the right mindset, knowledge, attitude and people behind them, they can fight to continue what they’ve started.

Leaders are true to themselves and to the people around them regardless of what situation they are in and the criticisms they receive. Will you choose to be that truthful leader?

Love is War (Part 2)

Love is War (Part 2)

Then he added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” Matthew 9:13, NLT

Some of us tend to withdraw from challenges and commitments when we believe we can’t do it anymore. To simply put it, you quit.

What is your view of marriage? I used to think it was a “get out of the contract if you can’t get along” kind of endeavor, but the word of God proved a greater purpose behind marriage than simply just to “marry and be with the person you love.”

That greater purpose is to fulfill his ministry of sharing the the love of Jesus Christ with others that we encounter, but in order to do this, we need to be constantly be aware of His presence in our lives, so we can carry out the work that he engraved in our very soul together.

How can we do that if we continually create our personal desires? Maybe you’re feeling off track, too fearful to commit and get hurt or just persistent in believing your way is right, but know that Christ wrote this command:

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Genesis 2:24, ESV

I’m not talking about how you get along with your spouse, I want you to know that everyone of us has been created with God for his sole purpose. As Christians, we have made an unbreakable pact with God when we received him as our Lord and Savior.

No earthly or demonic power can ever separate us from the love of Christ, but ourselves.

“He taught me and said to me, let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live.” Proverbs 4:4, ESV

If we decide on quitting, if we are in the verge of giving up our identity in Christ, if we turn aside, know this that He has never stopped loving us and never left our side. If we depart from him, we will be lost in the unending flood of sorrow, depression, dissatisfaction, envy and desire for more tangible things that burn with just a toss of a match stick.

Do not let your anger, pride, personal desires or lust consume you, focus on Jesus Christ, who works for your good, who keeps your soul from perishing. Everyday is a war, and you need to stand tough and equipped for battle. Put on the whole armor of God, never underestimate the power of prayer, surround yourself with people who will encourage you and pray with you, always be in fellowship with the word of God every single second. Choose to do what’s right in His eyes rather than what your friends or anyone would think.

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“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31, ESV

“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” Colossians 3:23, NLT

Never give up on loving Him because His love for you never ends. If this means forgiving those who have hurt you, breaking free from a bad relationship, replacing a bad habit with a good one, leading in the ministry or doing spiritual fasting in order to listen more to God, go do it for His glory.