1) A leader is humble.
Have you ever met someone who was a “know-it-all?” True leaders don’t need to boast about their accomplishments or achievements. They are committed to their work and trust in the Lord to promote them at the proper time.
Whether we’re working in the board room or tending to a baby, we can work with our whole hearts, knowing that God will be glorified through our sincere efforts.
The Word of God says, “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,” (1 Peter 5:6).
2) A leader is helpful.
A Godly leader works enthusiastically with his hands. Jesus said “If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all,” (Mark 9:35). We must discover our passion and use it to solve a need or problem in our society.
3) A leader is holy.
Godly leaders know who they are, and whose they are.
Do you know that you are royalty? According to 1 Peter 2:8-10, we are chosen by God to “proclaim His praises.” As we develop as leaders, we must vocalize what the Word of God says, even though others may not agree. In this way, we’ll stand as light in a dark world that needs to know Jesus.
4) A leader is authentic.
Godly leaders are focused on pleasing God, rather than impressing man.
Whether 7 or 70 years old. Wherever God is calling us to lead, we can tailor our work and message to meet the needs of the people we’re seeking to reach. Micah 6:8 says, ”…don’t take yourself too seriously – take God seriously,” (Micah 6:8 MSG).
We have the confidence to lead, not because we have it all together, but because God is the one who empowers us for His use.
5) A leader is grateful.
“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever,” (Psalm 118:1). A Godly leader never forgets to reflect on where he comes from. Has the Lord answered a prayer in your life? Are you better now than where you were several years ago? Has God opened new doors for you and closed doors that hindered your progress? Godly leaders take the time to say “thank you” for all that the Lord has done for us.
6) A leader is resourceful.
Godly leaders aren’t always experts in their field, but they surround themselves with people who are. “Without wise leadership, a nation falls; there is safety in having many advisers,” (Proverbs 11:14, NLT). We can grow our leadership skills by nurturing and developing others who can join us in fulfilling God’s mission for our lives. Great leaders never go at it alone.
Leaving a legacy and becoming a Godly leader takes courage, determination, and conviction. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we can obtain all that God destined for us to become.