Tag: leadership

Taking New Territory- Humility

humility

 Continuing the teachings of Miles Welch…

 As the Israelite Army progressed
in the process to obtain the Promised Land,
GOD had a message for them.

 Joshua 5:13–1513Now when Joshua was near Jericho,
he looked up and saw a man standing in front of
him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went
up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?”
14“Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army
of the Lord I have now come.” Then Joshua fell
facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him,
“What message does my Lord have for his servant?”
15The commander of the Lord’s army replied,
“Take off your sandals, for the place where you
are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.

So what was God telling them??

 As you might imagine as success starts becoming
the “normal” thing….

As the armies began capturing new territory….

 As we start becoming successful in our business…

 

We could (might) have a tendency to become PROUD
of ourselves.  We might become Prideful in our
accomplishments.

 GOD is just reminding us here to NOT LET THAT HAPPEN!

 HE wants us to stay in HUMILITY!

 

Joshua is a great leader, but he does not understand
what it is to be a spiritual leader….
He’s going to miss a miracle?

God confronts Joshua to change His leadership perspective.
This confrontation radically changes the strategy,
the org chart, the timing and the outcome.

But it starts with changing the leader.

 Underneath the surface in Joshua…
there is leadership pride….God requires humility.

Humility moves us from self centered to God centered.

 This is more than just semantics or nuance…

For Joshua this was the difference between leading
a high casualty assault against Jericho to operating
in the power, favor and blessing of a God who tears
down the walls; and has no casualties.

 The implication for we who are building online businesses,

This is the difference in building and losing teams of people
or building a keeping our teams together.

WOW!!

For us…this is the difference between relying on our own gifting,
intelligence and wisdom to relying on the power, plan and
favor of God to lead.

 

This is not semantics…this is the difference between
leadership and spiritual leadership…this is everything. 

 Self centered leaders treat God as a leadership resource.

Self centered leaders treat God and His favor like they are
part of how they get things done…

 

Sometimes in our leadership we feel as though
we are the man and God is the sword and we can
swing Him around as we want…
apply His favor as we see needed.

 

God centered leaders treat themselves as God’s resource.
 

God centered leaders see that God holds
them in His hand like a sword…and He swings
us as He sees fit. (We are a tool in His tool belt)
He applies us as He sees fit.

God centered leaders understand that they
are God’s resource and a part of what He is doing….
and He can apply them how He wants.

 

Joshua was going to miss a miracle…
too self centered…too self reliant…

 

Taking Jericho was not something Joshua was
going to do for God…
it was something God was going to do for Joshua…
but Joshua had to bow in humility to receive the victory.

 

That’s us and our business…

 

Ultimately…leading in a life changing business is
not something we do for God…
it is something He does for us… AMEN!

 

Now to learn more just click on this link and
take some time to learn what you have your
hands on….

 AND Let GOD guide your steps…

 B-Blessed!

 Jerry and Diane

JerryNDiane@NJoyFreedom.com