Leadership

Leadership

In a generation that is cloning each other, how does one continue to be an original and influence others to do the same?

The characteristics of a leader tend to be: strong, compassionate, focused and alert. They seem to know what they want and they are not going to quit until they get it. Those type of leaders though, seem to leave plenty behind. They influence their peers without even realising it. The best thing a leader can do is leave a legacy behind for future generations to follow. This requires the leader to think more about the future rather than the present. Being a leader, you have to be forward minded, not just for tomorrow or weeks down the lines but for the years ahead.

But saying this, how do you become a leader?

First things first, you have to have a vision. In order for you to have a vision, you have to know two things- who you are in Christ and what your purpose is. Knowing your identity in Christ is everything, how can you lead people if you don’t know who you are? Once your identity is found in Christ you will begin to believe everything that he has told you. You begin to live out his word and what it says about you that yes, you are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14)  and that you can do ALL things through Christ that strengthens you (Philippians 4:13). When you start living this out, you will notice changes in your confidence and your ability. You realise that you are not alone and that the impact you’re creating is nothing about you or who you want to be but everything about who God has called you to be. God has been calling you to change the game, the question is have you have been listening to the right voice?

Once you have obtained your vision from God, you need to know your purpose. Your purpose is what God has created you for and only you to do. There may be plenty people that have the same purpose as you but God has installed qualities and talents in you that only YOU have. God requires us to be walking within our purpose and the only way that we will know what our purpose is, is by asking. Matthew 7:7 says ‘’ask and it shall be given unto you’’ therefore if you do not ask, you shall not receive. Your purpose will require you to step out of your comfort zone and really dwell more with God because he will put you in situations where the only way you’ll get out of them will be through his power and by knowing his word which means that you will have to seek a personal relationship with him. Your purpose is what you will be doing for the rest of your life, some of us are doing it now, some of us are just starting while others have no idea that they were set apart for a divine purpose with their name on it. If this is you, I would urge you to have that personal relationship with God and ask him to reveal your purpose to you.

Your purpose is the reason why you were created but also without knowing who you’re going to impact, how can you lead? You need to know your people. Your people relates to the people that God has called you to minister to, this is different for everyone. Some people are called to minister to young people while others care for the elderly. Whatever your age group, it ables you to make a difference in this generation. I’m all about creating a legacy for future generations ahead so that they know that God is real and that they do not have to conform to the patterns of this world. Being a leader requires you to be able to engage with your people, you have to be able vulnerable so that people know that you relate to them and that you’re not this perfect Christian you carry ourselves as. Your people become those that you are accountable to. Accountability in leadership is something that is missing in this generation. We need to accountable to people so that when you say something to people, they are waiting and helping you through it. Word is bond. We cannot be using our words lightly especially as leaders we need to stick to our words. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 states ‘’therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.’’

The same way that Jesus led his disciples is the way that we should take example on how to lead especially in this dying world. But, we need to realise that everything we are doing is NOT for us, we are to die to our flesh and pick up the cross. We lead by having Christ at the centre of everything as John 3:30 says ‘’he must increase and I must decrease’’ this indicates that whoever we are leading, we should we portraying more of Christ and less of us. As we continue to lead the way for others we need to make sure that we are inviting the Holy Spirit in the midst of things for us to gain wisdom to know what to say and to discern who is really for us. The spirit of discernment is needed now more than ever, for us to be able to discern who was sent by God we need to be able to tap into the spirit of discernment to download such revelations.

Are your actions portraying a true reflection of Christ when leading people?

Peace & Love

Natasha 

Catch me on Twitter: @NatashaK18

Leadership

In a generation that is cloning each other, how does one continue to be an original and influence others to do the same?

The characteristics of a leader tend to be: strong, compassionate, focused and alert. They seem to know what they want and they are not going to quit until they get it. Those type of leaders though, seem to leave plenty behind. They influence their peers without even realising it. The best thing a leader can do is leave a legacy behind for future generations to follow. This requires the leader to think more about the future rather than the present. Being a leader, you have to be forward minded, not just for tomorrow or weeks down the lines but for the years ahead.

But saying this, how do you become a leader?

First things first, you have to have a vision. In order for you to have a vision, you have to know two things- who you are in Christ and what your purpose is. Knowing your identity in Christ is everything, how can you lead people if you don’t know who you are? Once your identity is found in Christ you will begin to believe everything that he has told you. You begin to live out his word and what it says about you that yes, you are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14)  and that you can do ALL things through Christ that strengthens you (Philippians 4:13). When you start living this out, you will notice changes in your confidence and your ability. You realise that you are not alone and that the impact you’re creating is nothing about you or who you want to be but everything about who God has called you to be. God has been calling you to change the game, the question is have you have been listening to the right voice?

Once you have obtained your vision from God, you need to know your purpose. Your purpose is what God has created you for and only you to do. There may be plenty people that have the same purpose as you but God has installed qualities and talents in you that only YOU have. God requires us to be walking within our purpose and the only way that we will know what our purpose is, is by asking. Matthew 7:7 says ‘’ask and it shall be given unto you’’ therefore if you do not ask, you shall not receive. Your purpose will require you to step out of your comfort zone and really dwell more with God because he will put you in situations where the only way you’ll get out of them will be through his power and by knowing his word which means that you will have to seek a personal relationship with him. Your purpose is what you will be doing for the rest of your life, some of us are doing it now, some of us are just starting while others have no idea that they were set apart for a divine purpose with their name on it. If this is you, I would urge you to have that personal relationship with God and ask him to reveal your purpose to you.

Your purpose is the reason why you were created but also without knowing who you’re going to impact, how can you lead? You need to know your people. Your people relates to the people that God has called you to minister to, this is different for everyone. Some people are called to minister to young people while others care for the elderly. Whatever your age group, it ables you to make a difference in this generation. I’m all about creating a legacy for future generations ahead so that they know that God is real and that they do not have to conform to the patterns of this world. Being a leader requires you to be able to engage with your people, you have to be able vulnerable so that people know that you relate to them and that you’re not this perfect Christian you carry ourselves as. Your people become those that you are accountable to. Accountability in leadership is something that is missing in this generation. We need to accountable to people so that when you say something to people, they are waiting and helping you through it. Word is bond. We cannot be using our words lightly especially as leaders we need to stick to our words. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 states ‘’therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.’’

The same way that Jesus led his disciples is the way that we should take example on how to lead especially in this dying world. But, we need to realise that everything we are doing is NOT for us, we are to die to our flesh and pick up the cross. We lead by having Christ at the centre of everything as John 3:30 says ‘’he must increase and I must decrease’’ this indicates that whoever we are leading, we should we portraying more of Christ and less of us. As we continue to lead the way for others we need to make sure that we are inviting the Holy Spirit in the midst of things for us to gain wisdom to know what to say and to discern who is really for us. The spirit of discernment is needed now more than ever, for us to be able to discern who was sent by God we need to be able to tap into the spirit of discernment to download such revelations.

Are your actions portraying a true reflection of Christ when leading people?

Peace & Love

Natasha 

Catch me on Twitter: @NatashaK18