Believe. Does reading the bible verses on leadership increase our ability to lead? Does the bible really offer you insight into the qualities that make a great leader? Where can we find bible verses on leadership that are pertinent today?
Four years ago, teenager Taylor Hale’s future was ahead of her, and things were looking bright. She was a social girl who supported her school. On September 17, 2011 after the high school football game, she was spending time with her classmates at a friend’s house. This fateful night she chose to make fun of her friend driving him out of the house and into his car. In an effort to make him stay, Taylor and a friend jumped onto the car hood. Shortly after jumping on the hood, Taylor’s friend slid from the car safely. Unfortunately, Taylor was not so lucky as she fell off the vehicle hitting the ground with force. As she hit the ground, she hit her head and fell into a coma.
Taylor Hale would was in a coma for six days. While laying in a coma at the hospital, things were complicated by a brain hemorrhage. In a lifeless state, Taylor’s parents were preparing to say their final good-byes.
During these moments, a family friend who happened to be a chiropractor came to support the family. He offered to do an adjustment on the lifeless Taylor Hale. The parents resisted. Consequently, the friend offered to pray for the family, placing his hands-on Taylor’s neck.
In the waning hours, the doctors finally pulled the plug on the life support machine. Almost immediately, Taylor gasped for breath. Doctors responded by promptly reconnecting the life support machine. This was the moment the family so desperately prayed for and starting the road to recovery.
There are times you will encounter struggles as a leader. These trying periods will challenge you leading to stress and anxiety. It is important to find a place where you can stop, find solace, reflect, and find inspiration in life.
Certainly, with the anxiety over Taylor Hale’s health, the family was faced by a daunting decision. A decision that no parent would ever want to make. In the final hours before the life support plug was pulled the family turned to prayer. Prayer and the hand of God gave Taylor the power to continue living.
When we face challenges as leaders, it is important to remember bible verses on leadership. As a leader, you are the hands of God as you shape the future of the followers you lead. You need to have faith and hope that your efforts are not in vain. You need to believe that you are following a higher calling. You need to remain steadfast and continue to pursue your goals.
Today, Taylor continues to recover having had to relearn many life lessons. Her family believed in the possibilities. You, as a leader, must believe in the possibilities. Turn to the bible verses on leadership and make the best out of trying times.
My sincere hope is that you will use the following bible verses on leadership to inspire yourself and followers to life to the fullest and achieve your dreams.
Do to others as you would like them to do to you.
But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain —and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.
Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.
Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12
Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? …
1 Timothy 3:1-7
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands, lest they hold a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed and shuts his eyes from looking on evil, he will dwell on the heights; his place of defense will be the fortresses of rocks; his bread will be given him; his water will be sure.
You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.
And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
David Moriarty writes about leadership, life purpose, and cancer recovery. He is a teacher who works with youth. Previously he overcame his battle with cancer. Currently he is pursuing a degree in leadership.
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