Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 149

Scripture Passage: Ruth 1:6-18
A Leader’s Vision is Always About Others and Never About the Leader
Ruth was a young Moabitess who married Naomi’s son, Chilion. After the death of her husband, she left her land and her people and went with her aged mother-in-law to a foreign land, for the purpose of caring for her. Ruth had a vision to take care of her aged mother-in-law until death. Her vision was about Naomi and how she could serve her. Ruth never considered herself and her future. She forsook all to make life better for Naomi.
The lesson here is this; a leader’s vision is always about others and never about the leader. Ambition is always about self and vision is always about others. Orpah had an ambition, to return home, re-marry and have children. Ruth had a vision, to go with her mother-in-law and look after her until death separated them. The vision of Ruth had no place in it for Ruth, it was all about Naomi.
Prayer: Father, give me a vision that uplifts others.

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