Daily Word for Saturday, May 23, 2015
The principles we learn and incorporate into our public leadership strategy are the same we do well to practice privately. Leadership perceived to be genuine is usually that which is not contrived; it is instead a life lesson lived daily by the person being observed.
Consider the following life lessons and be determined to integrate them into your strategy:
1. Don’t compromise the non-negotiable.
• Don’t lose your bearing; know why you are where you are.
• Don’t lose your focus; know how things should be.
• Don’t lose your values; know what’s really important.
Acts 27:30-32 – Then the sailors tried to abandon the ship; they lowered the lifeboat as though they were going to put out anchors from the front of the ship. 31 But Paul said to the commanding officer and the soldiers, “You will all die unless the sailors stay aboard.” 32 So the soldiers cut the ropes to the lifeboat and let it drift away.
2. Do what you can.
• All you can do is all you can do.
• Do what you can, pray about what you can’t.
• Work like it depends on you, pray like you’re dependent on God.
Proverbs 4:23 – Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
3. Be seen.
• People will follow what they see.
• People are learning from what you say and do.
2 Corinthians 3:2 – The only letter of recommendation we need is you yourselves. Your lives are a letter written in our hearts; everyone can read it and recognize our good work among you.
A father likes nothing more than his children to come to him for counsel and guidance.
Go to your Heavenly Father now and ask Him to help you correct or further develop yourself in the principles above.
He’ll be so happy you asked!