Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 151

Scripture Passage: Ruth 4:1-17
Selfless Leaders Attain Significance
The nearest kinsman to Ruth refused to marry her in line with tradition. He said, “I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I mar mine own inheritance: redeem thou my right to thyself; for I cannot redeem it.” Boaz married Ruth and they had a son named Obed. Obed was the father of Jesse and grandfather of David, whose lineage ushered in Jesus the messiah. Boaz became Jesus’ ancestor because he was selfless. The kinsman missed out on this opportunity to attain significance because he was lost in self and couldn’t see beyond his own needs.
The lesson here is this; selfless leaders attain significance. Selfish leaders however, are so consumed with self that they are unable to perceive opportunities for distinction and seize them. Leaders who will be extraordinary are those who are willing to forget self and reach out to help others. Leaders attain significance when they do what is right and not necessarily what is convenient.
Prayer: Father, help me to perceive opportunities for distinction and seize them.

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