Galatians 5:22 says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”
Billions of dollars every year are spent in Corporate America on Leadership Training and development. I know because that’s what I do for a living.
But it’s the absolute best type of leadership where someone demonstrates the traits listed in today’s Scripture. Imagine if corporate leaders would practice these consistently.
Wow! Wouldn’t you love to see that? You see the Bible is the best place in the world to learn how to be a great leader.
So today, ask yourself, “Do you lead with these traits?”
Love- for example
Do you demonstrate true concern for your fellow workers, customers, clients, and associates?
What about Joy
Do you maintain the attitude that regardless of the circumstances, everything’s going to work out okay?
Do you calmly go about your work- or do you “rant and rave” and “get upset” when things don’t go so smoothly?
What about Patience
Do you maintain an attitude of “allowing people to grow” or do you demand they “have it all together” right now?
How about Kindness
Do you genuinely treat others with dignity and respect?
Do you really have the best interest of others in mind when you work with them?
Do you speak the same of others when you’re not with them, as you do when you are?
Do you maintain the discipline to do your job with excellence? In other words, Are you in pro-active mode or are you always re-acting?
See, these are the key traits to modeling Biblical leadership in your career.
When you do this, you will be applying the Truth@Work.
- 1What does this message say to you?
- 2In which of these areas do you do well? In which of these areas do you need improvement?
- 3Is there anyone in your life that demonstrates each of these qualities well? Explain.
Ray is also a highly sought after speaker at churches and retreats across America, where for years he has challenged followers of Christ to integrate their faith in and through the marketplace on a daily basis.He is also part of the speaking faculty for Orlando, Florida based “Man In the Mirror” ministry where he conducts seminars and retreats across the country.