Are you ready for leadership?

Are you ready for leadershipIn this blog you will see God expects us to step out and up into the leadership roles He has prepared for our next career move.

Have you reached a stage in your career where you think that you should be considering a leadership role, or even taking on a senior management position? If this resonates with you, then why not check out this article? God needs His people in positions of authority where they work, so could this be your time?

What does excellent leadership look like? It’s a good question to ask because we live in a world where leadership models often fall way short of our expectations. The bible tells us:

Proverbs 11:14     For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.

Here’s something to encourage you…

There are a number of things we can do to become Godly leaders:

1)  Be courageous, step up to the plate.

Each of us can have doubts about our ability to take up leadership, which can often arise through the unkind words of others. Paul the evangelist had to encourage one of his close friends, Timothy, not to allow anyone to look down on him because of his youth
(1 Timothy 4:12).

2)  Be confident

When Moses and Gideon were called to lead Israel out of crisis both responded with self-doubt, with Moses even going as far as saying: “O Lord, please send someone else to do it!” (Exodus 4:13). Thankfully they didn’t give in to their fears, nor do we have to.

Self-confidence is the fundamental basis from which leadership grows; it allows us to make tough decisions, and is something that will give reassurance to our families and / or employees. This quality will also enable us to listen to others’ points of view without feeling our authority is threatened.

3)  Be resilient

A good dose of this has always been essential for most individuals and business leaders. Churchill once remarked: “If you are going through hell, keep going.”

4)  Be Self-aware

Self-awareness has to be one of the most valuable leadership qualities. Pretending to know everything when you don’t, can create problems. It’s okay to admit you don’t have all the answers, to make mistakes and, most importantly, to ask for help.

Self-awareness of your strengths and weaknesses can gain the trust of others and increase your credibility and leadership effectiveness.

When Christians step up to the plate and lead in a Godly fashion they have an edge and a sense of purpose that others lack. Have you got what it takes to be a leader in this age?