Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 279

Scripture Passage: Nehemiah 2:1-8
Good Leaders Make Requests that Benefit Others
When Nehemiah stood before the king, the king asked, “For what dost thou make request?” this was an open cheque, a golden opportunity and Nehemiah could have asked for anything for himself and got it. But Nehemiah looked past whatever needs he may have had and responded thus, “if it please the king, and if thy servant have found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers’ sepulchres, that I may build it.” He did not stop there, he also requested materials to do the work.
The lesson here is this; good leaders make requests that benefit others. They rarely ask for things for themselves. When they ask for anything it is usually with others in mind. These people do not see their needs, they have eyes only for the needs of others. For this reason, they rarely have needs of their own.
Prayer: Father, give me the grace to look past myself and help others.

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