Bible Reading: Acts 6
Key Verse: Verse 3- "Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business."
Key Words: full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom
Leadership doesn’t come overnight. It takes time, integrity, and intestinal fortitude to become a leader.
J. Oswald Sanders in his book on leadership says, “The reputation of a great leader grows with the years.” Sanders also says, “When a Christian leader full of high ideals lives a holy and joyful life in front of unbelievers, they often want to cultivate a similar experience.”
Myron Rush identifies tough issues facing every Christian leader in The New Leader. We are wise to ponder them slowly.
- You must be willing to stand alone.
- You must be willing to go against public opinion in order to promote what you believe.
- You must be willing to risk failure.
- You must become master of your emotions.
- You must strive to remain above reproach.
- You must be willing to make decisions others don’t want to make.
- You must be willing to say no at times, even when you’d like to say yes.
- You must sometimes be willing to sacrifice personal interests for the good of the group.
- You must never be content with the average; you must always strive for the best.
- People must be more important to you than possessions.
- You will have to work harder to keep your life in balance than people do who are not leaders.
What to do:
✞ Pray for your leaders; they need your prayers.
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