Vision Series Assignment 7 - Humble Leadership Means Power
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By Stan Washington
Humility/ humbleness means strength. Being in business is a humbling experience, especially if you are not financed. Each customer becomes precious and requires the best of care and attention. The GOD-centered business owner seeks opportunities to serve people with her hospitality, friendliness, competence, and refreshing attitude. The HOLY SPIRIT shines through you. [b]1. GOD wants humbleness.[/b] “[i]if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.[/i] “ (2 Chronicles 7:14 ). GOD knows how difficult life can be. Arrogance has no place in HIS kingdom. HE wants the best for those who believe in HIS SON, but the approach needs humbleness. [b]2. GOD wants to be first.[/b] "[i]And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:[/i] [i]'Blessed are the poor in spirit,[/i] [i]For theirs is the kingdom of heaven[/i].'" (Matthew 5:3) The very first Beatitude JESUS presents is a poor or humble spirit. To the humble, GOD will gladly give HIS kingdom. [b]3. GOD gave up everything.[/b] “[i]Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;[/i]” Philippians 2:6 . (NIV) JESUS, being GOD, never used HIS power as an advantage over HIS creation. Instead, HE served them. HIS humbleness shows true power. What does it mean to be confident? Does confidence mean being noisy? Does confidence mean hiding faults? Have you ever met a person who can relate to many people? What about him or her stands out? [b]Leaders Are Confident, Capable, and Customized [/b] What is your weakness? You don’t have to tell us, but what thing do you fall to that is between only you and GOD? Are you trying to mask your weakness by being strong in front of people? Confidence comes from trusting in GOD’s power, not your own. Remember the thankfulness exercise? GOD provided you with many gifts and talents that you are thankful for. GOD provided your capabilities too. How about that idea? GOD enables you to make it special. Only you can make your product or service unique and customized to the people GOD wants you to reach. “I am confident because” finish the sentence “I am capable because” finish the sentence “I am customized because I provide” finish the sentence Knowing you get your confidence and capabilities from GOD enables you to steer clear of bragging or boasting about yourself and giving credit to GOD. Let’s take the Humble Leadership style into refining the vision to achieve excellence. Next I will talk about customer validation.