Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 319

Scripture Passage: Matthew 16:13-18
Great Leaders See People Not as They Are but as They Can Be
On a certain day, Jesus was curious to know what His disciples thought of Him, so He asked, “But whom say ye that I am?” And Peter responded, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” At that point, Jesus saw the full potentials of the man who stood before him. Peter was the man who would deny Jesus before a little girl but Jesus looked past that to see the man who would preach a single message that would bring three thousand souls into the kingdom in one day. And Jesus said, “thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church.”
The lesson here is this; great leaders see people not as they are but as they can be. Anybody can see a person as they are but it takes a great leader to see what they can become. Great leaders see the potentials in those they lead. And great leaders work to develop those potentials.
Prayer: Father, help me to see and develop potential in others.

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