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Leading with Excellence and Purpose

Leading with Excellence

True men that lead, do so with character, honor and values that are visible.  Whether they be a visionary that sits on a board of a non-profit, a minister or priest leading a local church, a small business owner leading a few, a father or husband leading his family.  Whatever your role is you must take charge and lead with compassion as well as courage.

Many of us I am sure have had the experience working for or with people who lack moral character and the ability to lead.  Those people who may have the title of manager, supervisor, or even father yet are paralyzed by fear and could not make a decision if their own lives depended upon it.

They may not be the obvious responsibility shirking weasels we all know so well.  They can also come in the form of unorganized mutterers that rely on other people to force them into a decision.  They can be the guy down the street that talks about all the things he wants to do to improve the neighborhood yet always is away on business on beautification day.  Or the guy at church that talks about how things need to change but is never willing to give up watching Football to help out at church.

In a world that is faced with morality issues that cannot depend upon the people who are currently leading the charge, we need men that will step up.  Men that have morals, values, are God-fearing, and wife loving men.

Men that will run toward the problems they encounter in life rather than away from them.  Men of unshakeable courage that will lead their wives and families through life’s journey and stand up for what’s right.

Men, do not dismay or feel that you are unworthy or unable to take the stand as a man’s man, a leader of all.  Through weakness we gain strength, just because we lead does not mean we won’t fall.  Part of being a leader is accepting failures and shortcoming and pushing on.  We each have the makings of a leader of excellence and purpose, we each must decide that is what we will be.

 

Think back in history, who do you model your leadership style by?  Comment below who and why?

About Charles Johnston

Charles is a Christian, husband and father of fur-kids who shares his walk with others in hopes to help other's along the way.

  • disqus_xMJXFQWBl8

    First and foremost, I feel it is IMPERATIVE that we model our leadership after Jesus himself: Meek, humble, etc., but obviously strong in the Spirit. He sought out the “sinners” to save, not the “righteous.” We must be honorable and brave to do the same. I mean really, when is the last time any of us went to the local food bank, job center, shelter, wherever people in need of Jesus are, in order to spread the gospel to those in the most need of it?

    As we now have the Comforter, our Holy Spirit promised us by Jesus, it is through His anointing that we gain the ability, and the strength to lead in whatever form that may take, whether it be as a study leader, a church officer, or (x) role as a Christian in our church and community. Without the strength and boldness of the Holy Spirit, we are unable to lead anyone or anything.

    So, let us pray constantly that such an anointing be upon us, to lead us, to guide us, and to give us strength to “lay our hands to” whatever task is evident…like the “blue elephant in the room” that people pretend they don’t see…

    Just my $0.02 worth…
    ~S~

    • cjohnstonjax

      Thanks for your .02 worth as it is well spent. You bring a good point about the food banks etc. many people will turn a blind eye to the problems of this world yet spend much time complaining about them. Have a blessed day and thank you for your comments.