Genesis 12:2 shares an insight into what God was doing in Abram’s life. He told Abram “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will your name great, and you will be a blessing.”
There’s something interesting in this verse. God told Abram that He was going to bless Abram and Abram would then become a blessing to others.
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I’m sure Abram was still a blessing to others before he received the blessing from God yet change was brought about when Abram was blessed. He was then able to be a blessing.
You Are Blessed
If you live in the United States of America, you are blessed. Even if you’re in the poor house, you have blessings people in other countries would kill for. Read more...
Three years ago I shared an article titled 20 Encouraging Bible Verses For Young Leaders. Today, I want to add to the list of encouraging Bible verses for young leaders.
The Bible is one of the greatest business books any leader could read. Deep insights into human psychology, history, and encouragement can be found throughout the Bible.
Let’s look at 25 encouraging Bible verses every leader should have memorized.
25 Encouraging Bible Verses For Young Leaders
1. Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. – 1 Timothy 4:12
2. So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. – Matthew 7:12
3. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13 Read more...
One of the greatest business books ever written isn’t even considered a business book. Many people call it a religious tome.
That book? The Holy Bible.
There’s so much wisdom contained within the good book. We can read the Bible and learn how to lead others, take care of our families, and treat others.
But business leaders often overlook the wisdom of the Bible. They think it’s not applicable to the business world.
Those business leaders would be wrong.
Today, I want to share with you 7 Bible verses every leader should memorize and why.
Bible Verses Every Leader Needs To Memorize
1. Proverbs 18:13 (NIV) – To answer before listening– that is folly and shame.
Too many leaders are quick to jump into action but slow to listen. By acting rashly and quickly (though we do have to take decisive action at times), we open ourselves up to much trouble. Read more...
I want to give up! This isn’t worth me putting in the time and effort anymore.
These are a few thoughts that have gone through my mind lately.
And while there are times to give up, there are also times we shouldn’t give up. Even those these thoughts have filled my mind, I know it’s not time to give up yet.
There’s so much more to do and so many more lives to impact.
Have you been there? Have you felt like giving up?
I’m sure you have. We all go through periods where our desire to lead feels like it’s misdirected.
We believe we need to give up when:
1. We want to give up when we feel our leadership is not producing results: We’ve been taught that results are the product of our effectiveness. Read more...
Leadership is full of questions. Especially questions leaders should ask themselves.
These days it seems far too few leaders are asking themselves questions. They’re going with the flow and they’re missing the big picture.
Why Leaders Should Question Themselves
Leadership isn’t without pitfalls. We can easily find ourselves in compromising situations or making bad decisions.
This happens when we stop asking ourselves vital questions. Questions that look deep into our motives and propel us in the proper direction.
When leaders ask questions of themselves, they’re able to look within. And every leader could use a little more of this introspection.
The Questions Leaders Should Be Asking Themselves
1. Why am I really leading?: Asking ourselves why we lead cuts to the heart of the matter. We begin to see our motives. Read more...