|Posted on January 23, 2019 at 3:55 PM|
“The true leader acts in such a way as to be hardly known in the entire process. This leader offers trust, encouragement, and congratulations as others find their own way” -UNKNOWN
Leadership has nothing to do with being in the spot light. I learned it’s mainly just about TAKING CARE of your people & honoring their story… The homie Jesus was best at this...He focused on offering dignity, honor & worth to every person he encountered, even those who had made terrible mistakes in their lives.
So far, in my spiritual walk towards leadership, I’m learning that I need to grow spiritually. I’m not going to be too hard on myself, because it takes a lifetime. The purple in my logo stands for being spiritually balanced (considering your religion). So I can’t ignore this.
“Spirituality”-connection with supreme being and nature.
Remember the Gifts I talked about in my last entry? Well I came across them in Chapter 4 of Ephesians … The other homie, Paul writes to us about unity in the body and this is where it mentions that Jesus left us all with spiritual gifts. Ephesians 4:4 “for there is one body, and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all. However, he has given each one of us a special gift, through the generosity of Christ, that is why the scriptures say, When he ascended to the heights, he led a crowd of captives and gave gifts to his people” these were the gifts : the Apostles, the Prophets, the Evangelists, the Pastors, and the Teachers....& all of us have these gifts for the greater good of all uniting the people to this one faith. I feel we all have these unique gifts in different ways of expression and not necessarily like it would be expected in the bible. For example, most musicians take on the form of a teacher, pastor, or prophet, which is amazing. And then there are the obvious, pastors in the Church and teachers at the Universities.
Anyways, the scripture continued…“This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of Gods son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full complete standard of Christ” *whew* boy that’s a lot to take in for me. Full Standard huh?…damn, I know I need a lot of work, Lord knows I am no saint.
Another thing worth noting is that as much as Spiritual growth is needed as part of my leadership, it’s more than just behavioral changes...it’s about the relationship with God that needs to be nurtured. Like most things in life, they’re based in the relationship. When you have a genuine relationship, whatever you’re building the growth should be natural…(key word: should be)…I’ll get back to that later, I have a story on that.
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