Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 136

Scripture Passage: Judges 6:1-15
Leadership Lies Within and Not Without.
Gideon assumed that he required some external force to deliver Israel from the Midianites. He did not believe that he was enough to save Israel. He said to the angel, “Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? Behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” Gideon looked to external entities but the potential to save Israel did not lie in those things. The potential lay on his inside. Inside of him lay the ability to strike Midian as one man. He was enough.
The lesson here is this; leadership lies within and not without. It is what is on the inside that makes (and unmakes) a leader and not what is on the outside. If a man or woman has the qualities that make a leader, their background, social status and financial capability become irrelevant. Those things are good but, when the chips are down, it takes a heart to lead.
Prayer: Father, give me a heart to lead.

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