“…if exhorting, in exhortation; giving, with generosity; leading, with diligence; showing mercy, with cheerfulness.” Romans 12:8 (HCSB).
One pastor has written, “Leader: In order to be a leader a man must have followers. And to have followers, a man must have their confidence. Hence, the supreme quality of a leader is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, on a football field, in an army, or in an office. If a mans associates find him guilty of phoniness, if they find that he lacks forthright integrity, he will fail. His teachings and actions must square with each other. The first great need, therefore, is integrity and high purpose.”
It has been said, “Lead, follow, or get out of the way.” Confucius has been credited with saying, “If you are leading and no one is following – you are just taking a walk.”
Paul says that God bestows a gift upon us of leadership, and when He does, we are to use it diligently. Diligence is defined as industrious, meticulous care and attention. When God provides you with the power and ability to lead – do it with great care and attention.
Today, realize that every one of us is a leader of someone. Seek God to guide you in the use of the gift He has given you.
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