Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
How does one become a good leader? Can God use you as a leader… Even when you don’t think He can?
The Different Types Of Leaders
This week in my Youth group we talked about leadership and what it takes to become a Godly leader. Merriam Webster dictionary describes leadership as, “the action of leading a group of people or an organization.” A leaders job is full of responsibilities and frustrations!
Some people are naturally born leaders, they have charisma and gumption they know what they want and how they want it and people listen to them. Yet, sometimes leaders are the ones who don’t really want to be a leader. They are the ones who have leadership thrust upon them, a good example of that is George Washington. Perhaps one of our greatest presidents, but did you know that he never really wanted to be the president?
He was afraid that the people of the colonies would make and treat him like a king, but he did it anyway…Because he loved his country and it’s people so much that he ready to get out of his comfort zone and take charge.
God can use anyone even if you are; shy, afraid of people, don’t think you are “qualified” for the job…God can and will use you!
Down below are some tips on how to be a Godly leader.
A Godly Leader Looks to God For Direction
Proverbs 16:1 says, “To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the lord comes the reply of the tongue.”
A good leader asks for wisdom and insight on all his/her projects or leadership positions that he/she takes on.
A Godly Leader Is Humble
Proverbs 16:5 “The Lord detest all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.”And Proverbs 16:18 says.”Pride goes before destruction a haughty spirit before a fall.”
Being humble is a key factor in a good Godly leader because if your proud and think that your way is better than everyone elses than people are probably not going to respect you. Because you are haughty and unwilling to listen to suggestions and advice.
A Godly Leader is Just
Proverbs 16:8 says, “Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.”
A Godly leader will stand up for those without a voice when injustice strikes and fights for what is right.
There is a ton more qualities that a Godly leader has but I have listed me favorites here. Being a good leader is hard! Because you have people looking at you for guidance and help, you are a role model! People get their cues from you and they trust that you can do all that is asked of you.
Being a leader is defiantly is not easy, but a good leader also know that he/she cannot do it on their own so they surround themselves with people who can encourage them and counsel them in the actions that they make. They listen to the input that these people tell them and put the advice to good use. That is a good Godly leader! I encourage you to read your Bible because the wisdom in there on leadership is invaluable to you.
Get into God’s Word and really listen to what He has to say about this topic, listen and put the advice you get to good use. Thanks for reading and I hope this article inspired you to be a Godly leader to those around you.