Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Leadership Promises - Falling Short

"Then Saul said to Samuel, 'I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice.'" 1 Samuel 15:24
Leadership Promises - Falling Short
Leadership Promises - Falling Short.
Saul never won the inward battles. On the outside he was tall, good-looking, and well built; however, on the inside he was a small man. When faced with a challenge he panicked. He lacked the courage necessary to lead the people of Israel.

Some lessons about courage we learn from Saul are that:
  1. Courage and cowardice are both contagious: When Saul fled, so did his men.
  2. Without courage, it doesn't matter how good your intentions are: Saul had good intentions when he presented burnt offerings to the Lord. But he let his fear that people would desert him control his actions.
  3. Without courage, we're slaves of our own insecurity and possessiveness: Saul was captive to his fears of being replaced by David.
  4. A leader without courage will never let go of the familiar: Saul employed a medium to ask counsel of Samuel's spirit.
  5. Lack of courage will eventually sabotage a leader: Saul's lack of courage cost him everything.
Excerpt from The Maxwell Leadership Bible. Good day!

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