The trials we go through in life sometimes shake us to our core. After a difficult situation or transition in our lives, we frequently ask ourselves these probing questions. What have I done wrong? Where do I go from here? What does my future hold? The truth is that we need to let go of these questions and move forward. Success is never achieved through regret or doubt. Relax and understand that God will never leave you with a trial that is too difficult for you to overcome. It is in the challenging situations of life that God molds leaders out of men.
God created each of us with His own individual plan. These plans are sometimes hard for us to comprehend. But as we grow, we learn that we are not meant to comprehend these things. Instead, we learn to accept whatever situation we are put in. How we react and learn to accept these assignments determines how effective we become as Christian leaders. In this way we are all tested, and tested according to God’s Will.
Remember, God did not create failure. While we may fall, failure is impossible. Failure is only possible when we decide to give up.
Effective Christian leadership also applies aptly to organizational management, where we must first learn to recognize these characteristics, and then practice them.
- The first key as a leader is learning discipline and self control in difficult situations. This determines our amount of perseverance. But it also determines how we learn to live with Christ’s affection and unselfish love. As we strive for this moral excellence, others will follow and all can learn to grow more intimately with Jesus Christ.
- Through what we do and what we believe, as leaders, we must always have faith. But we must realize that faith is a promise. Without faith there is no promise. As we strive to be faithful, it will consume those around you, and you will develop a foundation of trust.
Personal Growth and Maturity
- Personal growth means goal setting. Maturity means striving for the finish line. With Christ we all set goals to accomplish His will. Maturity is how well we strive to finish these goals knowing that we are most definitely going to fall in the process. The test of a good leader is one who knows he’s not perfect, but has done his best empowered by God’s Grace.
Leadership implies that you have gone this way before. Spiritual leaders must know what it means to struggle, persevere, and win. Learning to depend on God’s duty during life’s darkest moments gives us the light we need to show others His Glory.