1. Trust God from the bottom of your heart.
I know that seems like a ‘nah duh’ kind of statement especially for those of us that are called to lead Christ’s Church. The truth is, though, that it can be tough as a leader to REALLY trust at times. When it feels like it’s all on us and we’re waiting for God to show up and do what we know we heard him say He’d do, it can be tough to trust. Trust anyway. He’s trustworthy for sure!
2. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go
Are you desperate to hear from God? If not, you’re gonna find yourself in some really tough spots. He’s the one who will keep you on track in your leadership journey. He’ll let you know when your walking in pride, when you need to step out and move, and when you need to turn the ship in a certain direction. Don’t assume that you know it all. Listen for him. Get on your face and beg for his guidance.
3. Honor God with everything you own
It’s all his anyway. That place you’re leading. Those people you’re leading. That vision your championing. It’s all God’s, honor him with it all. What does that look like? I can’t tell you that. It looks different for different people in different situation. I can tell you that if you’re doing #1 and #2 as a leader, this will become much easier.
How do you become a better leader? There’s a good start. What else ya got?
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