Friday, January 9, 2015

Leadership Promises - Oh, It's Nothing

"Then news of these things came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent out Barnabas to go as far as Antioch. When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord. For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord."? Acts 11:22-24
Leadership Promises - Oh, It's Nothing
Leadership Promises - Oh, It's Nothing.
If any early church leader could be called a servant, it is Barnabas. He initiated and did whatever it took to raise morale, men, or money. He led with clarity and by example by becoming a servant. He considered no task too small.

What allowed Barnabas to demonstrate such a lifestyle? He had . . .
Nothing to prove - Barnabas didn't have to play games. He never sought the limelight. When he mentored Paul, he happily let the emerging apostle rise above him.

Nothing to lose - Barnabas didn't have to guard his reputation or fear that he would lose popularity. He came to serve, not to be served. This enabled him to focus on giving, not getting.

Nothing to hide - Barnabas didn't maintain a facade or image. He remained authentic, vulnerable, and transparent. He could rejoice with other's victories.
Excerpt from The Maxwell Leadership Bible. Good day!

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