WHERE LEADERS LEARN TO BE LEADERS

Blog: Max Dawson
May 18, 2017
There are plenty of sources to which you can go to learn about leadership. You can pay for and attend a leadership course. You can buy leadership books at Amazon. You can watch Ted Talks on your computer. Probably some good stuff in each of these sources.
But the one source that has been overlooked by many folks is the Bible. The word of God is a book about leaders–about prophets, priests, princes and kings. It is about apostles, deacons and shepherds–all leadership roles. While you are not going to be an apostle or a prophet, can you learn leadership lessons from those in the Bible? Of course you can!
The Bible gives us examples of good leaders and bad leaders. The Bible shows how leaders were trained to serve God. It instructs us about mentoring, about selection of leaders, and about what part leaders play in their vital roles as servants of God.
The Bible not only teaches us about leadership, it also gives numerous examples of men and women who were used by God in positions of leadership.
Do you doubt that the Bible is a leadership book? Listen to what Paul wrote in .
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
Is being a leader in God’s kingdom a good work? ( says it is.) If the Bible thoroughly equips us for every good work, then it must equip leaders to do the work God has given them. If we can’t learn from the word, then where are we to learn? From the world?
THE FINAL WORD
Take note of the following leaders found in the Bible. What are some simple lessons you can learn from each? I have suggested some lessons; you can think of more.
Moses () – He felt insufficient, but God supplied the help he needed.
Joshua () – God is with the leader who does His will.
Deborah () – The success of others depended on her leadership.
Nehemiah () – He saw a problem and began to work on a solution.
Jesus () – True greatness as a leader is to be a humble servant.
The Bible truly is a leadership book. It’s where we can go to learn to be leaders!
Blessings to you, my growing friends,
–Max

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