Today's reading: Nehemiah 2:9-20
Nehemiah's earthly title was a cupbearer to the king. So he didn't hold a position of leadership with regard to his work situation. Yet, as we begin to see in Nehemiah 2 and we will see even more throughout this Book, Nehemiah was an extraordinary leader to the Jews living in Jerusalem whom he gathers together to rebuild Jerusalem's broken-down gates and outer wall.
All of us are leaders in some manner whether we have an official title of leadership or not. I say this because we influence those we encounter (formally and informally) every day. That being the case, as we work through this Book together, don't be surprised if many of my daily blogs focus on and ask us to consider leadership lessons we can learn from this story. If you're interested in becoming a better leader (and I trust we all are), then Nehemiah's story is a must read.
Do you think of yourself as a leader? Why or why not? Take a few minutes to think about different areas of your life (home, work, school, friendships, church, extended family). How have you been and how are you currently influencing, impacting and guiding (leading) others? What's one lesson you learned from Nehemiah about leading from today's passage? Tami
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