Everybody is a leader. It’s a crowded space. There’s lots of options. So, how to be a leader amidst all of it? It can be tough.
If there are so many leaders…why does everything seem so screwed up?
“With upright heart he shepherded them and guided them with his skillful hand.” – Psalm 78:72
We asked our community, “What is one attribute a leader must have?”
Here’s what we heard:
- Level Head
- Thick skin
How To Be A Leader: Examples from the Bible
- Obedience – Moses
- Fearless – David
- Committed – Paul
- Transparent – Peter
- Trust – Abraham
- Faithful – Noah
- Endurance – Joseph
- Action – Joshua
- Willingness – Isaiah
- Resolute – Daniel
- Driven – John the Baptist
- Holy, loving, sacrificial, sinless etc. – Jesus
- More examples on how to be a Godly leader in this article.
What does poor leadership look like?
- No vision
- Poor communicator
- Does not trust
- Blames others
- Doesn’t listen
- Doesn’t grow
- Too emotional
As with most things, we usually don’t get it right and need to roll up our sleeves and work at becoming the leader God always wanted us to be.
How To Be A Leader: 5 Tips
- Read about other leaders you identify with
- Learn a new leadership skill each week (1%)
- Mimic what works for you
- Always ask if this trait Glorifies God
What’s the target? It’s the Fruit of the Spirit.
The Fruit of The Spirit
It’s no accident that the fruit of the Spirit leads to a wonderfully rounded person who glorifies God.
“Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.” – Luke 12:48