What does it mean to serve? Some people believe it means to be the poorest or to have the lowest job. Jesus said, the last shall be first and the first shall be last. I had a boss years ago that always took all the garbage out and I remember others trying to take it out for him and he would never let anyone else take it out. One day, I asked him why he always took the garbage out and why he never let anyone else do it and he told me that he did it to keep himself humble. I thought this was so interesting . Later in my life, I learned that to be the best leader, you must serve others.
What is it that all great leaders have in common?
SEE the future
ENGAGE and DEVELOP others
VALUE Results and Relationships
EMBODY the Values
From: “The Secret: What Great Leaders Know” by: Ken Blanchard & Mark Miller
Always be on the lookout for people that possess the same values, talents and passions that are most important to you. You want like-minded people, who will have a passion for what you do. “People will not give you their hand, until they can see your heart.” by: John Maxwell You must get to know your followers and make sure they know, how much you appreciate them. “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” From the book: “The Secret: What Great Leaders Know” by: Ken Blanchard & Mark Miller “Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve” by: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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When I look around and see the destruction and depravity in our world, I turn to God in prayer and reading the Bible to be reminded of God’s promises. When you know which “team” is going to win, in the end, it’s much easier to have peace and rest. This works and is the way that God intended it to be.
What happens when we turn to other things to meet our needs? Many times, we turn to money, medicine, leaders, others, circumstances and even ourselves. Even though there is nothing wrong with these things, God wants us to put our trust in Him. He is the only one that can give us true peace that’s eternal. These other things can be used, by God to help us, but God wants us to put Him first. As we all know, money can be lost, medicine can stop working, leaders, others and ourselves are human and circumstances change. So, none of these can be trusted all the time to meet our needs and/or give us peace.
God always intended for us to turn to Him for everything and to have that wonderful, personal relationship with Him! He loves us and wants to meet our needs and bless us, as well.
There are people who say that God does not exist, because of all the bad things that happen. In the beginning of time, when the first humans, Adam and Eve were created, God gave them a choice or freedom to decide. They chose to sin, by not obeying and because of this, we have sin. Sin causes many bad things to happen.
We could say that doctors don’t exist, because there are sick people or food doesn’t exist, because people are starving, or money doesn’t exist, because you don’t have any. I think you get what I’m trying to say. God does exist, we just need to go to Him with our needs!
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