Month: December 2009
The greatest growth in a Christ-Follower comes one day at a time, one step, one decision, one conviction that holds him to a new standard or habit. I have found this growth comes as a direct result of your desire to be conformed to the image of Christ, with an insatiable hunger to move from Glory to Glory.Â One should never be satisfied with the status quo andÂ never, never even entertaining the idea “I’ve gone as far as I can go.”Â What does all this mean?… CHANGE!
Well, these may not be “secrets” but they are the small hidden practices of great leadership.Â The software that runs the hardware kinda thing. In other words, these should be part of your “wiring” or a part of the practices and core values that make you… you.Â And if “you” are a leader, these can be “downloaded” over a period of time with prayer and practice. If these are not part of your current DNA as a leader, guess what… YOU CAN CHANGE! Helping those around them change for the better is at the core of every great leader’s heart.Â So here goes…
“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”Â Â – Thomas Merton
I see one of the greatest temptations of leadership is…manipulation. Sometimes we don’t fully understand the meaning of this word. We think we would never “manipulate” anyone. Rather, we call it our “gift of persuasion”, strong leadership, ability to cast the vision or good pastoring. I think we need to understand that the Bible equates manipulation with WITCHCRAFT! Holy crap!
This is an old saying, which means, “if what you are using is not moving…dismount.”Â Sometimes even the best laid, thought out & mind mapped ideas and systems just don’t work!Â They simply don’t produce the results we need. So what do you do…? What do you do…?
Just after I posted my last blog, I read this tweet from MC… “What do you want for you and your family in 2010 ??? Speak it !!! Tweet it !! Write The Vision !! Life is in the tongue !!:Â – MC Hammer Goes to show you, sometimes rappers and pastors agree!