Leadership Has These 3 Qualities To Be Effective
I was having a conversation with another leader about leadership. There is a belief that leaders are born and that is not completely true. I believe that unless we can find our authentic selves by being born again there is no way to achieve the destiny that God has in mind. The sinful nature of the “old man” does not allow for us to be the effective leader that God desires in the church.
Leadership That Is Carnal Is Ineffective
God uses leaders with a servants heart who sacrifices themselves for the “good” of the congregation. The legalistic leader is rule by the flesh and has forsaken the Holy Spirit’s leadership.The Pharisees of the Lord’s Jesus Christ time on this earth were very hypocritical, unstable and lawless. The Law was spiritual but could not make one spiritual.We know there is plenty of ineffective leadership in many churches today where carnal workers are inconstant maintaining “good works” that God created us in Christ Jesus to walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 (NKJV)
10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Leadership That Is Spiritual Is Effective.
1. Spiritual leadership is effective because it is lead by the Spirit of God. The God head cannot fail and victory is assured. In the victory chapter in the book of Romans there are 3 passages i want to bring to our remembrance, In Romans 8:28 (NKJV)
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Spiritual leadership always win out. No matter what may hinder the “good work” all things both positive and negative works out according to the purpose of God for His glory. That’s all good1
2. Spiritual leadership is effective because spiritual leaders have God on their side. Our Father is undefeated and losing is a term of the created but cannot be a label placed on God’s children. Romans 8:31 (NKJV)
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
3. Spiritual leadership is effective because spiritual leaders are “more then conquerors” and we have already won. The battle belonged to the Lord Jesus Christ and He has already won and give us the power of the Holy Spirit to occupy till He comes again. Romans 8:37 (NKJV)
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
Are you winning in Spirit or losing “flesh fights”? Are we indebted to the flesh or the Spirit?