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Thursday, September 4, 2014


May 26 & 27, 2009
I will bless the Lord at all times. His praise will always be in my mouth. Oh taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. Oh fear the Lord you his saints, for there is no lack with those who fear him. Ps 34: 1, 8 & 9Intuition
Good leaders have intuition
. They 'see it' when others don't; they 'get it.' We all fall into three intuition levels:
1. Those who will never see it. Putting these people into a leadership role is like putting a square peg in a round hole; you can keep hammering and driving it, but it won't fit. When someone's gifted to work in a support role, it's a mistake to put them into a leadership role. Besides, every orchestra needs a good second fiddle. We're only responsible for the gifts God gives us, not the ones we want - or other people think we should have.
2. Those who are nurtured to see it. These folks have the raw material; they just need to be nurtured and mentored. Dr John Maxwell points out that the ability to think like a leader is 'informed intuition.' These people just need someone to inform, instruct and inspire them, and they'll become good leaders. The truth is, without intuition we're condemned to be blindsided by events and opinions all of our lives.
3. Those who naturally see it. These are the ones who are born with true leadership gifts. They instinctively understand people and know how to move them from point A to point B. Even as children they act like leaders. Watch them on the playground and you will see everyone else following them. People with such God-given intuition can build on it, become great leaders and bless others.
Now, if you want to see leadership in its finest form study the life of Christ, who said, '... the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life... ‘Matthew 20:28.

Don't Forget Your Child
Jesus' parents got so busy with other things; they didn't notice they'd lost Him: 'The Boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem. And Joseph and His mother did not know... supposing Him to have been in the company... ‘Luke 2:43-44. Fortunately for them they found Him again. But it doesn't always work that way.
One Christian leader tells of meeting a man at a conference. This man's daughter, who was in second grade, was asked by her teacher to draw a picture of her family. That evening she proudly brought her art work home and showed it to her parents. When her dad looked at the picture he said, 'What is this picture of?' His daughter replied, 'That's of us and our house. The teacher asked me to draw a picture of our family.' He looked at the picture more carefully and saw that everyone was there except him. 'Sweetheart,' he asked, 'am I in the picture?' 'No,' she replied. 'Why not?' he asked. 'Because this is a picture of us at home, and you are never there.' It hit him like a ton of bricks. Without malice she'd stated a simple fact. It was a wake-up call to an absentee dad. That day he decided to turn around and go back to his family. The Psalmist said, 'I need your help, especially in my own home' Psalm 101:2.
Television, the internet, peer pressure; how are your children doing? If you've been traveling the road to success but neglected to bring your family along with you, make a U-turn. Go back and pick up the people who matter most. Commit yourself to making the journey, only if it includes them.

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