Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Leadership Promises - First Achieve Victory Over Self

"Then the king stood in his place and made a covenant before the Lord, to follow the Lord, and to keep His commandments and His testimonies and His statues with all his heart and all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant that were written in this book."  2 Chronicles 34:31.
Leadership Promises - First Achieve Victory Over Self
Leadership Promises - First Achieve Victory Over Self.
How does a leader seek victory over self? Consider how Josiah conquered himself.
1. He Remained open and teachable - Instead of trying to convince everyone that he knew it all, Josiah humbled himself. He departed from the ways of his arrogant father and sought God.

2. He Removed obstacles carried forward from the past - A leader has to win battles involving past problems. Josiah swept the country clean of idols.

3. He Realized what he needed to give and gave it - Victory always carries a personal cost. For Josiah, that meant repairing the temple and reinstating the Passover.

4. He Recognized the key to victory - For Josiah, the key to victory was repentance.

5. He Retained a personal commitment to succeed - People never become more committed than their leader. Josiah's personal commitment inspired the people to be faithful despite their evil desires and history. Excerpt from The Maxwell Leadership Bible.
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