Seven Leaders and Challenges to Their Leadership

Seven Leaders and Challenges to Their Leadership

By S.U. Onah

            God’s greatest servants were significant leaders, with even more significant leadership challenges. Think about it as you consider these questions.

            David – Have you ever fought a giant? Did you ever have to recover from a ruined reputation? Do you know what it’s like to feel like the world is against you?

            Joseph – Have you ever prepared for a bleak future? Have you ever been accused of something you didn’t do? Have you ever had to reconcile a broken relationship?

            Paul – Has a changing culture ever impacted your leadership? Did you ever have problems getting the established leaders to trust you? Do you allow struggles and opposition to fuel your best work?

            Gideon – Ever been in over your head? Do you ever feel you are not prepared to fulfill what you know you have to do? Did you land in a position and—honestly—you’re not sure why?

            Moses – Is the weight of your responsibility ever overwhelming? Have you been treated with disloyalty? Is someone else getting to complete the work—and enjoy the benefits—of something you started?

            Abraham – Have you ever led a team into an unknown? Do family situations ever distract you from what you feel you must do? Do you ever have to wait?

            Noah – Do you ever feel you are standing alone? Does the task in front of you seem impossible? Ever feel you’re on an island where no one understands?

            Study the things these Biblical leaders did wrong or did right in handling their challenge. Perhaps some of the best leadership advice is closer than you think.

People Are…

(Author Unknown)

People are often unreasonable,

Illogical, and self-centered;

Love them anyway.

If you are kind,

People may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;

Be kind anyway.

If you are successful,

You will win some false friends and some true enemies;

Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank,

People may cheat you;

Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building,

Someone could destroy overnight;

Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness,

They may be jealous;

Be happy anyway.

The good you do today,

People will often forget tomorrow;

Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have,

And it may never be enough;

Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis,

It is between you and God;

It never was between you and them anyway.

A Moments Wisdom

  • I will permit no one to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
  • A principle cannot be compromised, but only adhered to. Honesty is abandoned as much by the theft of a dime as it is by a dollar.
  • No one can be caught in places he does not visit.
  • He who has not forgiven an enemy, has not tasted one of the most sublime moments of life.
  • In a confrontation between a stream and a rock, the stream always wins; not by strength but by perseverance.
  • The difference between a man and a father is that the former gives his genes and the latter gives his life.
  • Just because a rumor is idle doesn’t mean it isn’t working.
  • Swallowing angry words now is much easier than having to eat them later.
  • Part of the difficulty with the present world is that so many people stand up vigorously for their rights, but fall down miserably on their responsibilities.
  • As we must account for every idle word, so also will we account for every idle silence.
  • There was a time when people went to church, heard the truth, and wept over their sins. Today many go to church, hear a motivational speech, and ignore their sins.

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