Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 179

Scripture Passage: 1 Samuel 18:1-7
Leaders Who Win Increase Their Influence
After David successfully killed Goliath everyone wanted to identify with him. The Bible says, “The soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.” Jonathan was not the only person who loved David, the women too greatly admired him and compared him with the king of Israel as they sang saying, “Saul hath slain his thousands and David his ten thousands.” He had certainly gained influence with the women and Jonathan, Saul’s son. This was not the case before he killed Goliath.
The lesson here is this; leaders who win increase their influence. And this is because people naturally love winners. Therefore, every leader must strive to win because when they do they gain influence and when they don’t, they lose influence. Without influence, no one can be a leader because as John C. Maxwell has said, “Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.”
Prayer: Father, make me a winner in every undertaking.

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