The Power of Leadership

The true measure of leadership is influence – nothing more, nothing less – John Maxwell

Often, when we think about leadership, we assume that it must involve others. Truthfully though, how well we lead ourselves tells a lot about our leadership skill and ability. If you and I cannot influence ourselves to be more disciplined, committed, faithful, and wise – chances are we will be unsuccessful leading others. We need to be better leaders first and foremost for ourselves.

We are entering the final months of our year-long look at what it means to be good and godly leaders. I hope you have a better sense today than you did 9 months ago about what leadership is, how it looks and acts, and that you have been called to lead in some capacity. Do not let the knowledge, wisdom, and experience that God is sharing with our community in this season pass you by. Plug-in and learn these leadership lessons, then courageously seek to apply them to your daily life. Do this, not only for your family, neighbors, co-workers, church, and friends, but also – and most importantly – do it for yourself.

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT)

Loving and praying for you,
Pastor Danielle

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