How would we lead if we led as God inspired us to lead?
What does godly leadership look like?
I put some thought into this question recently. Actually, I’ve thought about it for years.
I should tell you I believe God is okay with us using good leadership principles in the church — even business principles. He gave us a mind. He made us creative. He said He makes Himself known in all creation. And, we are told all things were created for Him and by Him. I think we can find great leadership principles — the best — and implement them in doing His work.
But, there are principles clearly spelled out in Scripture. These are simply leadership principles, but rather principles for life. And, of course, these trump all the others. In fact, all other principles are built upon the principles of God’s word. The point of this post, however, is any good life principle from God’s word is a good leadership principle — or rather — a God principle.
So, what are some characteristics of God leadership?
Here are 10 Principles of God Leadership:
Seek God’s will before your personal desires or ambition. Matthew 6:33
Be Humble. 1 Peter 5:6
Serve others. Matthew 23:11
Walk by faith. Hebrews 11:6
Practice Patience. Romans 8:25
Consider the interest of others even above your own . Philippians 2:4
Submit to authority. Ephesians 5:21
Be Teachable — seek wisdom from others. Proverbs 4:7
Believe the impossible can happen. Luke 18:27
Empower others to do what they can do. Ephesians 4:12
What would you add to my list?