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Everyone is a leader...

February 12, 2018
By Ronnie Plyler

I believe everyone’s a leader. 

I took liberties with Michael Hyatt’s secular article titled, 12 Ways to Know You’re a Leader to intentionally provide a biblical look at leadership.

Ask yourself…” Do most of these apply to me?”  

Last week we shared the first six…here’s the last six.  Do you remember which one stood out to you the most?  Which one below is your greatest asset?  Which is your most challenging?   Are you going to prayerfully pursue God’s call to lead?

  1.  You refuse to blame others for your circumstances and take responsibility for finding solutions.  Joseph lived a life of horrible circumstances but always sought to be obedient and made the most of his work in Potiphar’s house as well as Pharaoh’s house.  He told his brothers that sold him into slavery, “What you meant for evil, God meant for good,” (Gen. 50:20).
  2. You foster unity by bringing people together and encouraging dialogue.   Joash brought the chief priests, the Levites and the workers all together to repair and rebuild the temple (2nd Chronicles 24). 
  3. You’re quick to say, “I messed up.  Here’s what I’m doing to fix the problem I created.” After David’s affair with Bathsheba and murder of Uriah, David said, “…I have sinned against the Lord…”(2nd Samuel 12:13).  He went on to be the greatest king of Israel and was noted as a man after God’s own heart.
  4. You value relationships more than tasks.  Martha was cleaning and preparing as it appeared there was so much work to be done, however Mary was not concerned at that time with the tasks.  Jesus told Martha, “…Mary has chosen the good portion and it shall not be taken from her” (Luke 10:42).
  5. You walk your walk…not perfectly but consistently and intentionally. Paul initially persecuted Christians but emerged as the great church planter writing “…Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all” (1st Tim. 1:15).
  6. You’re a learner.  You read, listen to podcasts, attend conferences and ask questions. Your hunger to learn will indicate your future.  Feed the hunger.  “The disciples came to Him and asked…” many times (Matt. 13:10, 17:10, Luke 8:9, Mark 9:11…).


You have the opportunity to influence in a positive and powerful way!

Building a community of leaders together!!