Perspective, priority, and perseverance are key characteristics of a leader. And just as important are the questions you ask yourself as a leader. A good leader will ask others tough questions that reveal the truth. A great leader will ask themselves the tough questions. To truly know oneself, and why we do what we do, is not an easy task.
A leader’s foundation is solid in her faith. To prevent “cracks” in the foundation, you must ask yourself some questions. In the Bible, the Message paraphrase, 2 Corinthians 13:5, Paul reminds us of this truth: Test yourselves to make sure you are solid in the faith. Don’t drift along taking everything for granted. Give yourself regular checkups. You need firsthand evidence, not mere hearsay, that Jesus Christ is in you. Test it out. If you fail the test, do something about it.
Paul’s second letter to Timothy, tells us to “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”
We are to examine our attitudes, thoughts, and actions regularly. Here are a few questions to prayerfully ask yourself. Take some time with each question and see what the Lord might reveal to you.
- Do others experience God’s love through me? How? Or why not?
- Do I pray more than I plan? Why or why not?
- Am I making others better around me? How? Or why not?
All women are leaders because leaders have influence. But not all women belong in leadership positions, but every one of us is leading someone or something and still must have the characteristics the Bible asks us to have.
After you have spent some time on these questions, ask the Lord to reveal His truth to you and how to seal any “cracks” that are happening in your foundation of faith.
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Father, search me, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you and lead me along the path of everlasting life. I am grateful for your truths. Help me be a vessel you can use. In Jesus’ name, Amen.