Courage starts with a leader!

A leader simply leads the way so others can follow. A leader is one who knows the way or has the authority, wisdom and favor needed to lead. The word leader implies that you and others will be impacted by your decisions and actions. Another word for leader is sometimes father. If you are a father to children, a husband to a wife, coach to a team, you are a leader! Leaders wear lots of hats, and they are all important. Leaders are the point men; they are first to encounter difficulty along the way. They need to know someone has their backs. That requires courage and trust.
2 Chronicles 32:7 Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him:

Seeing with eyes of the Spirit and wisdom is the secret weapon of a great leader.

Knowing God is with you, and it is He who has the power and ability to truly lead the way is your greatest asset.
Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Slow down; rushing is never a good option for leadership.
Be courageous and charge forward when you know the time is right. However, rushing into action before solid ground is established will seldom produce good results.

Psalms 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
Hope is foundational for leadership. Hope is the positive side of imaginations. Every leader must learn how to operate in hope. Hope is seeing a vision, or image, of what you want before you can see it with your eyes. Faith develops when you find an affirming word that will help you stand in your hope until you see your vision with your physical eyes. Believe in your heart without doubting, and you will see hope transform into reality before your eyes.

Psalms 31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
How you think and what you believe is critical. Taking time for thinking is important. Searching for knowledge is even better, and gaining wisdom is best. None of these practices are of any value unless you believe in your heart what you have gained from them is true.

Proverbs 23:7 As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.

How are you leading?

Perhaps, how are you thinking might be a better question.

Put your mind on God’s Word, and your thinking, your hope, and your leadership will be awesome!

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Fred Hughes, M. Photog. ~ Photographer, Author, Teacher, Speaker