Thursday, September 25, 2014

Leadership Promises - Leadership in God's Economy

"Now when Athaliah, the mother of Ahaziah, saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the royal heirs of the house of Judah."  2 Chronicles 22:10
Leadership Promises - Leadership in God's Economy
Leadership Promises - Leadership in God's Economy.
Some leaders step into positions of power out of love and a sense of mission. Others seek leadership merely to gain power over others and to revel in a smug feeling of superiority. Normally it doesn't take long to determine which sort of leader you've got. It took no time in the case of Athaliah. She would do anything to attain and hold her illegitimate title - including murder her own kin.

Leaders are not given authority to better themselves, to enlarge their income or social status, or to improve their standard of living. They are first and always servants of others. This idea appears throughout Scripture.
Consider what our Lord teaches us about servant leadership:

                   Human Economy                                     God's Economy.
1. Pursuit of power and prestige.                      Pursuit of love and service to others.
2. Improve wealth and status of the leader.      Improve the welfare of the people.
3. See others as enemies and competitors.       See others as brothers who complement.
4. Motive is to remove or kill opposition.        Motive is to meet needs and grow the cause.
5. The result: the leader is glorified.                The result: God is glorified.

Excerpt from The Maxwell Leadership Bible.
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