Bishop Daniel Robertson, Jr.
Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries

We hear about various leaders on the news, and as children, we’re taught that we should strive to be leaders.  But, do you have what it takes?  Being a leader takes responsibility, sacrifice, and wisdom.  Tonight, my Pastor breaks down some key rules to follow if you want to be a good leader.  In fact, a Biblical example of a great leader is Joshua.  He had to step up after the death of Moses in order to lead the Israelites to the Promised Land.  Here’s what the Lord said to him:

Joshua 1:2, 5 (NIV)
“Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give them – to the Israelites… No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life.  As I was with Moses, so will I be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Going over Jordan was not an easy task, but God gave Joshua authority and instructions on how to lead the people. 

1) You must have integrity.
If you want to go to the top, you must have integrity, you must be willing to admit a mistake.  You have to lead by example.

2) You must have a desire to bless others.
God loves to bless the underdogs of the world, those who may not seem like a success to people.  And, many times the Lord uses us to do this.  A good leader has a heart for other people.  You should aim to bless as many people as you can.  Maybe the favor on your life is not just for you!

3) You must have courage.
You can’t let challenges trip you up.  You have to be tougher than the crowd.  Even though you may be going through your own personable battles, you still have to be able to lead the crowd. It’s best not to befriend your followers, so that you can give direction.

4) You must *not* have a jealous spirit.
Be able to rejoice when someone else gets blessed.  Be more encouraging.  Also, pray for your leaders and co-workers, especially if they’re not saved.

Something to think about: Becoming a good leader is a process.  What are your strengths and challenges?  If you’re not sure, ask God to reveal these things to you.  He will.  It is through experience that God shapes us into who He wants us to be.

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