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Leading – D.M.Escalante

Leadership is not always pretty. I watch how the movies serve up the hero; smooth, calm and, collective. Calling the shots like a boss.
It makes me want to be like that leader or that coach we see in the movies. I watched the movie Remember the Titans and how during one part of the movie the coach was breaking the rest of the team down. My friend says “ man, I could totally do that!!” I simply chuckled, as I  thought to myself.

Because leaders in leadership make it look easy. We look to them and believe they are larger than life. We assume no evil befalls them . they don’t have craziness going on in their life.
In reality, it is totally different. Leaders are actively working when others are just getting to work. Leaders are those who bring a solution to the complaint they may have.

But leaders are human. They endure family issues, not a one of them are perfect. But leaders are tough. They push when others quit. They thrive when others die off because they have “grit” and sheer will.
Leaders purpose their days, and not allow their days to rule them. They fight to complete priorities because leaders are finishers.
If you want to lead, I just gave you some good guidance to start.

Here is the secret, you can already do this stuff. You might have to square up with the reflection in the mirror and must choose to be the leader you desire to be.
I bet you have some questions and that is great, I want you to have ask questions. How do you lead where you are? What if no one is following you? What would Jesus do, lol. I hope we can discover together what it takes to lead from a biblical perspective. share you questions.  what does leadership look like to you?
So let’s pack our bags and go on this trip..

..Thank you for reading my post I hope we can connect in the future. If you have any prayer requests let’s connect and join in prayer together (it’s free). God bless you.
-Mike

New blog.

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31 KJV)

If God be for us, than who cam be against us? Too often the question comes to the forefront of I am not able to carry out the task of _________(fill the blank).

You get the idea. “I don’t think I’m able to support my pastor,” or “I don’t think I’m ready to begin ministry,” How can I lead? “. Well the answer lies in these words penned over two thousand years ago.

I want to share that apart from Christ, we can do nothing ………. That means nothing , NO-thing, projects that have been completed without the leading and direction of his holy inspiration will come to ruin in time. This is why, in my opinion, many “on fire leaders” soon burn out as a result of an unbalanced life style. But that is another focus.

I have a tool box at home and each tool has a function, even the brake-bleeder kit with its rustic blend of hose and jar with a coat hanger to compliment the home manufactured asset. Each tool is designed for use to assist in the production of the end item; the repair of my truck.

The tools by themselves  cannot do anything.   However, in the hands of a”mechanical ninja,” (like myself ha-ha) these tools Read the rest of this entry

Friday Focus:The Guarantee

I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.  My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.  I and the Father are one.

John 10:28-30 ESV
http://bible.com/59/jhn.10.28-30.ESV

The ultimate security is knowing the place you are in, is safe. There is freedom in the obedience of Christ. Those who are in relationship with the father have the assurance that the Lord has them and no entity; large or small could physically remove them from the pressence of the Almighty.
This claim by Jesus is backed by the Father. In times like these, this guarantee should give us the motivation to do great exploits for the kingdom. It should free us to be who the Lord has called us to be. I get excited when I get to teach this message to teens; because, it allows them to recognize a constant in the tumultuous chapter of their lives.
As you get the honor of leading ministry, focus on the backing that you have in Christ. Focus on giving those you serve the oppurtunity to share the joy you have.

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