Is it possible to lead others without knowing them? Leadership requires an awareness of the dreams, aspirations, hopes, desires, and personal goals of others in order to lead them well.
Then, leaders can look out for their well-being. It has been said, “If you take care of those under you, they will take care of you.”
Needs are categorized by physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual areas, and leaders know the necessity of each.
Godly leaders know it is essential to prioritize with a focus on the greatest need. Think Souls!
Every company depends upon physical, financial, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual contributions. Without these contributions, success is hindered.
The development of our spiritual leadership hinges on what we contribute to the work. Are we giving whatever it takes to contribute the needs that exist? Will our contribution make a difference?
When we contribute to the spiritual development of God’s kingdom, we know God will take what we have planted and make it grow.
Make a contribution today that leads others to Christ.
We need to be strong in every area of life: physically, spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually.
Through the aging process we are all aware of the decline in our physical strength. There are times when a decline in emotional and intellectual strength also occurs.
The most frightening area connected to this decline in strength occurs in the spiritual realm.
Perhaps we have all seen or personally experienced the struggles of remaining strong and faithful on a spiritual basis.
During these times a strong leadership is needed to provide support and encouragement to help lead someone out of their struggles.
Paul encourages Christians to “be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God” (Ep. 6:10-11).
Examining each of the pieces of armor reveals the closeness of each area to all that is found in God’s word. Our strength comes from what God provides us through His word.
The reason for this incredible tool is to help us find the strength we need to help others in leading them out of sin into the marvelous light of our God.
Before we begin thinking about the early stages of evolutionary development, the idea behind this word also carries the impetus of something that is essential or foundational.
Nothing could more essential than spiritual leadership. Nothing could be more foundational to eternity than spiritual leadership.
How does the idea of primal apply to the surroundings of leadership?
Primal comes from a Latin word meaning “first.” The idea relates to the beginnings, first things, primary, essential, and foundational elements of all that is connected to life: intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual.
When thinking about leadership, the need is evident to understand the primary / first elements that must be in place for the success of our leading.
A few elements that are building blocks for all leaders: integrity, honesty, strong work ethic, passion, confidence in God, discipline, and balance.
There will always be additional elements to include, but these are the “primal” of leadership.
Using these as a foundation, leaders can build strength and character that provides hope for everyone who follows. Think Souls!
A resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something. Approaching the end of the year brings a time where many people focus on making resolutions.
These resolutions come in the form of physical health changes (stop smoking or drinking, lose weight, exercise, etc.), fiscal changes (save more money, give more to charity, benevolence, etc.), intellectual changes (read more, take a class, earn a degree, etc.), and for some, spiritual changes (read the Bible more, pray more, attend worship more, etc.).
Perhaps other ideas play into who we are and what we do, but generally speaking, a resolution involves an improvement in some area of life. At times, these improvements better our own personal lives and sometimes they improve the lives of others.
Leaders focus on resolutions that include both because there is a need to improve who we are, but also to influence others in ways that improve their lives.
Let us all be encouraged to use this opportunity to consider how we can make resolutions that expand our leadership in ways that influence and improve life here and eternally.