From A Leader’s Heart by John C. Maxwell
Our Comfort Allows Us to Comfort Others
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all
comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who
are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
--2 Corinthians 1:3–4
God promises to comfort us in our troubles, then asks us to share that comfort with others. We are to empower others with the power God gives us. Leaders who empower others offer these gifts:
Accountability—They help others keep their commitments to God.
Affirmation—They speak words of support and encouragement.
Assessment—They evaluate others’ progress, offering an objective
Advice—They offer words of wise counsel and direction.
Admonishment—They lend words of caution, rebuke, or correction.
Assets—They give tangible resources to help their people reach their goals.
Acceptance—They provide unconditional love, regardless of the recipients’
Application—They help others find places to apply and practice what they
• The Maxwell Leadership Bible
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