Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you shall go with this people into the land that the LORD has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall put them in possession of it. It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”Deuteronomy 31:7-8
Whether we like it or not, we’re all called to be servant-leaders. God has assigned each of us a significant role to execute in spreading the gospel and growing the kingdom. Our goal as servant-leaders is not to obtain power or celebrity. Instead, we are concerned with the growth and well-being of others.
If we lead from a place of power and control, it is much more difficult to adapt to a changing environment. Putting others first allows us to make decisions that are in everyone’s best interest.
Joshua is an awesome example of a servant- leader. This is why he was commissioned to lead after Moses.
According to Moses, the following are characteristics of great servant-leaders.
- Believe all of God’s promises are true
- Operate from a place of victory
- Obedient to God’s will
- Encouraged and inspired
In order for us to level up in every area of life, we have to believe that God goes before us and is always with us. The fact that God is omnipresent should increase our faith, as we conquer new territories in leadership. This allows us to better serve those we are assigned to lead.
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