How well are you leading others?
April 27, 2009
Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them… the one who leads, with zeal….
--Romans 12:6, 8
Whether you spend your days in an office, at home raising children, or serving in a ministry position, you will probably find that you’re involved in some form of leadership.
That’s why today I’d like to encourage you with four great leadership qualities from the life of Nehemiah that you can apply to your situation:
• Nehemiah was a man of integrity who was respected. The people saw in him a man they could believe and follow, and they were inspired to action.
• Nehemiah maintained strong interpersonal relationships. He took a personal interest in knowing each person and what they were doing. Every individual was important to him.
• Nehemiah knew how to encourage people. He noted the hard workers and affirmed them, giving honor where it was due.
• Nehemiah never said a word about what he did. He was the kind of man who was willing to let others take the credit and to share the victory with others.
These are simple yet important qualities that set great leaders apart. In whatever situation you find yourself today, consider how you can adopt some of Nehemiah’s valuable leadership qualities.
YOU HAVE INFLUENCE! SO BE DILIGENT TO LEAD OTHERS
IN A WAY THAT IS PLEASING TO GOD.
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
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