12 or more reasons every Christian leader, pastor, CEO, owner of a small company, manager of a team of people, elder, executive, leadership team member, and leader of any kind needs to get this devotional: 46 Days to become the leader God wants you to be!
You probably don’t know me or ever heard of me for that matter. Possibly, you’ve found this through one of my friends “liking” my post. For whatever reason you’re here, I’m grateful.
So, who am I to advise you about leadership? What authority do I have?
- God’s authority, through the Bible
- 45 years of success and failure
- 45 years of observation and study
- 45 years of leading and being led
- 45 years of sitting under some great leaders and many dysfunctional leaders
- 45 years of loss and brokenness
- 45 years of falling, getting back up, and leading again
- 45 years of various forms of leadership including non-profit leadership
- 45 years of Church leadership
- 45 years of leadership mistakes and leadership corrections
- 45 years of transformation and change
- And a few years in which God used me in a mighty way to impact thousands of people
No, I haven’t been a success all my life!
No, I haven’t been a CEO of a Fortune 500 Company!
No, I wasn’t the Pastor of a megachurch!
No, the books I’ve written aren’t on bestseller lists!
But brokenness counts for something. The ups and downs of my experience provide perspective. I believe what’s contained in this devotional should not be taken lightly, even if you are the CEO of a successful company.
Many years ago, Moses’ father-in-law Jethro (an old guy like me) advised him about how to lead people. After he gave him that advice he said, “if God commands you to do so.” In other words, check with God on the advice I’m giving.
“If you follow this advice, and if God commands you to do so, then you will be able to endure the pressures, and all these people will go home in peace.” (Exodus 18: 23)
For 46 days this devotional leads you to ask God what He’s teaching you and perhaps even how you should alter your leadership style. It will walk you through many of the dysfunctional traps of leadership, whether in secular leadership of any organization or even the church.
As you pray through these things on the other side of this, I believe you will become a better, more effective leader—even if you are “successful” right now.
Consider this your Jethro experience….if God leads you to do so!
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