Daily D – 1 Chronicles 11:2
1 Chronicles 11:2 In the past, even when Saul was king, you were the one who really led the forces of Israel. And the Lord your God told you, ‘You will be the shepherd of my people Israel. You will be the leader of my people Israel.’” (NLT)
There are those who lead like kings even though they do not bear the title. There are leaders others look to even when positions of authority and responsibility are withheld from them. Don’t wait for a job description and commensurate pay to lead. Lead yourself, teams, and organizations like David: “He cared for them with a true heart and led them with skillful hands,” (Psalms 78:72 NLT).
David Before He Was King led with these characteristics:
* He shared the leadership load with capable companions.
* He used all the brains he had and all he could borrow.
* He developed his skills continually.
* He kept his heart pure and attuned to God’s.
Before we can lead others and organizations, we have to lead ourselves well. Self-leadership involves taking the right lead measures. It requires self-discipline to get started and to keep going. It demands self-control to avoid distractions and to flee temptation.
What are the leadership deficits you need to strengthen to move from where you are to where you want to be?
* How well do you cooperate and collaborate?
* What is your growth plan?
* How are you honing your skills?
* How are you developing an increasing capacity for knowing God and making him known?
If there is one keystone habit you could develop over the next ninety days to enrich your leadership acumen and execution, what is it? What will it make possible? When will you start? Who can help you?
Leadership is a lifestyle before it is a title.
Biblical leadership is a mindset and a skillset guided by a heart set on honoring God and serving others.
I will grow in leadership capacity by devoting my heart to God, disciplining my mind with new understanding, and sharpening my skills with evaluated practice.
Our Father, empower me to lead myself well so that I may lead others with a pure heart and skillful hands. Amen.
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Deuteronomy 8:12-18 When you eat and are full, and build beautiful houses to live in, and your herds and flocks grow large, and your silver and gold multiply, and everything else you have increases, be careful that your heart doesn’t become proud and you forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery. He led you through the great and terrible wilderness with its poisonous snakes and scorpions, a thirsty land where there was no water. He brought water out of the flint rock for you. He fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your ancestors had not known, in order to humble and test you, so that in the end he might cause you to prosper. You may say to yourself, ‘My power and my own ability have gained this wealth for me,’ but remember that the Lord your God gives you the power to gain wealth, in order to confirm his covenant he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 “Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your city gates.“
Deuteronomy 1:2, 3 It is an eleven-day journey from Horeb to Kadesh-barnea by way of Mount Seir. In the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first of the month, Moses told the Israelites everything the Lord had commanded him to say to them.