What is a True Leader based on the Bible Scripture?
I came across an interesting article posted by a man named Doug Rice. I think it contains excellent lessons on what are the characteristics of a good leader. I think it is a guide for people who want to lead groups and is equally important as a reference for people to decide on who they want to follow behind or what kind of person they want to support.
To read the whole article click the hyperlink below:
1. Noah: Leaders do what’s right even if they are alone. Literally the whole world was doing what was wrong. But did that deter Noah from doing what was right? Not a chance!
3. Joseph: Leaders endure in spite of circumstances. Leaders have a vision that sustains them through difficult times.
5. Joshua: Leaders rule by example rather than command. He doesn’t have to threaten them; he merely inspires them by his example.
6. David: Leaders are not afraid of giants. In other words, you can face any challenge as long as you have conviction and strength of resolve on your side.
7. Isaiah: Leaders rise to the occasion. Leaders shun inaction and are always ready to take the plunge at a moment’s notice.
8. Daniel: Leaders maintain their resolve without regard for consequences. Daniel’s faith in his God is what made him great in first place. Knowing this, he would not recant regardless of what happened to him. Great leaders follow this example and maintain steadfast in their convictions regardless of what happens.
9. John the Baptist: Leaders aren’t afraid to call out the phonies. Leaders aren’t afraid to call it like it is. Whether they are suppliers, employees, or even customers, leaders have what it takes to be brutally honest with the people they come in contact with.
10. Jesus: Leaders are servants. Great leaders focus on serving those who follow them. Great leaders wash their people’s feet.
11. Peter: Leaders recover from failure. Leaders don’t become discouraged when they fail. They don’t wallow in self-pity and give up due to the mishap. They pick themselves back up and continue on. Leaders do better next time.
12. Paul: Leaders are passionate for what they believe in. Leaders have a fire lit under them and feel compelled to accomplish their objectives. There is no place for apathy in the life of a leader. Leaders always care…and care deeply.
Frank Paul Jones