I have a dream to raise up some leaders that will make a difference in this generation.
Here’s a few sayings I really like.
— Leadership is not an affair of the head, but an affair of the heart. Serving others prepares you to lead others.
— What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others remains immortal.
I found this quote from someone and I really like it. “We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead.”
— Real leaders don’t create more followers. Real leaders create more leaders.
— Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Because your character is who you really are, while your reputation is merely what other people think you are.
Someone came up to me one day and said, “I have something I want to give to Jesus. How do I give this to Him?” I don’t think I ever heard a better question. So, I went to studying. I think this passage of Scripture could contain the answer.
To be a good leader, a person has to love the Lord and they have to love people. 1 Peter 5:3-4. Good leaders become examples, not just telling people what to do, but showing them how to do it. If you are going to effect people, you have to be an example.
If you are kind to people, the Lord will bless you. Hebrews 6:10. Proverbs 19:17.
Now, I want to make this topic a little more personal. God made you to need family and friends. Don’t let life and the devil get you by yourself. Everybody needs somebody. God didn’t have a dad or a mom, but He wanted a family, so He created us.
We should start right now to rebuild some friendships and relationships with our families. Proverbs 18:24. Proverbs 17:17.
A couple enemies of friendship: Business and acting on past wounds.
John 15:13. One reason some folks don’t have friends is because they won’t make time for other people. Jesus is not exactly asking for a person to die for someone in this passage. He’s more so referring to laying their life down. A person’s life is their time.
One thing that people don’t really guard against is business. As a whole, we need to stop existing, and start living again and letting our lives count for something.
Proverbs 27:17. Proverbs 13:20. Choose your friends wisely. Proverbs 22:24. Matthew 7:12.
Sometimes, people get hurt so bad that they won’t let anyone close to them in case they get hurt like that again. But what if God has a special friend for you? What if God has someone that needs you? What if your friendship could pull them out of a low place in their life? We need to let our walls down and let the Lord heal us.
Church is a good place to meet some Godly friends. I would encourage you to listen to and take more time to talk to and care for people. We should all be more attentive to each other’s needs. In so doing, we may become good leaders as we love and serve one another.
— Pastor Anthony Wynn