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Leadership is not always pretty. I watched 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. Do you remember the scene during one part of the movie the football coach was breaking the players individuality down to reveal the need for them to rise as a team. The Coach’s way of discipline may seem brutish however, it was very effective. I later had found out that this movie was based on actual events.

While watching, My friend says “man, I could totally do that!!” I simply chuckled, as I thought to myself. not because of my friends comment. I chuckled because of what I have experienced in my leadership and what I know what it takes to be that inspiring leader.

Because leaders make leadership look easy. We look to them and believe they are larger than life. We may meet them as a character in a movie, we have known them all, but five or ten minutes of the movie and when the movie gets to the climax we are rooting when the leader is victorious. We see leaders rise in emergency situations. 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 or question they may have.

Leaders are human. They endure family issues they carry struggles with the metaphorical “thorn in the flesh” like the apostle Paul did. They have short comings. they fight with one hand on the battle ahead and yet another building their home. True leaders will admit they are not perfect. True leaders understand that ultimately love patches the wounds in their leadership. But leaders are tough. They push when others quit. They are the ones who thrive when others die-off because they have “grit” and sheer will. Leaders continue to lead while building up their weaknesses.
Leaders purpose their days, and not allow their days to rule them. They fight to complete priorities because LEADERS ARE ones who finish.
If you want to lead, i have given 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 you see in the mirror every morning and choose to be the leader you desire to be.
I bet you have some questions-good leaders always do. I want you to have the courage to ask questions.

How do you lead where you are?

What if no one is following you?
What would Jesus do? ha ha.
what does leadership look like to you?

I hope we can discover together what it takes to lead from a biblical perspective. share you questions.
So let’s pack our bags and go on this trip together. i can assure you we both can use this..

..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. God bless you.

Liderzago – D.M.Escalante

El liderazgo no siempre es bonito. Observé cómo las películas sirven al héroe; suave, tranquilo y colectivo. Llamar a los jefes como un jefe.
Me hace querer ser como ese líder o ese entrenador que vemos en las películas. Vi la película Remember the Titans. ¿Recuerda la escena durante una parte de la película que el entrenador de fútbol estaba rompiendo la individualidad de los jugadores para revelar la necesidad de que se levanten como equipo? La forma de disciplina del Entrenador puede parecer brutal, sin embargo, fue muy efectivo. Más tarde descubrí que esta película estaba basada en hechos reales.

Mientras miraba, Mi amigo dice “¡¡Totalmente podría hacer eso!”. Simplemente me reí entre dientes, como pensé. no por el comentario de mis amigos. Me reí entre dientes por lo que he experimentado en mi liderazgo y lo que sé lo que se necesita para ser ese líder inspirador.

Porque los líderes hacen que el liderazgo parezca fácil. Los buscamos y creemos que son más grandes que la vida. Puede que los conozcamos como un personaje en una película, los hemos conocido a todos, pero cinco o diez minutos de la película y cuando la película llega al clímax, estamos enraizando cuando el líder sale victorioso. Vemos que los líderes se levantan en situaciones de emergencia. Suponemos que no les sucede ningún mal … No tienen “locura” en su vida.

En realidad, es totalmente diferente. Los líderes están trabajando activamente cuando otros recién están empezando a trabajar. Los líderes son aquellos que aportan una solución a la queja o pregunta que puedan tener.

Los líderes son humanos. Soportan problemas familiares que abordan las luchas con la metafórica “espina en la carne” como lo hizo el apóstol Pablo. Tienen deficiencias: pelean con una mano en la batalla que se avecina y otra más construyendo su hogar. Los verdaderos líderes admitirán que no lo son. Los verdaderos líderes entienden que, en última instancia, el amor remueve las heridas de su liderazgo. Pero los líderes son duros. Empujan cuando otros renuncian. Son los que prosperan cuando otros mueren porque tienen “garra” y voluntad pura. Los líderes continúan liderar mientras construyen sus debilidades.
Los líderes determinan sus días y no permiten que sus días los dominen. Luchan para completar las prioridades porque los LÍDERES son los que terminan.
Si quieres liderar, te he dado una buena orientación para comenzar.

Aquí está el secreto: ¡Ya puedes hacer esto! Puede que tenga que cuadrar con el reflejo que ve en el espejo cada mañana y elegir ser el líder que desea ser.
Apuesto a que tienes algunas preguntas, los buenos líderes siempre lo hacen. Quiero que tengas el coraje de hacer preguntas.

¿Cómo conduces donde estás?

¿Qué pasa si nadie te está siguiendo?
¿Qué haría Jesús? jaja.
¿Qué te parece el liderazgo?

Espero que podamos descubrir juntos lo que se necesita para conducir desde una perspectiva bíblica. comparte tus preguntas
Así que empaquémonos y vayamos juntos a este viaje. Te puedo asegurar que ambos podemos usar esto …

Gracias por leer mi publicación. Espero que podamos conectarnos en el futuro. Si tiene alguna petición de oración, conectemos y unámonos a la oración juntos. Dios te bendiga.

Friday Focus: 3 Reasons it takes a team….

Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand, and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword. (‭Leviticus‬ ‭26‬:‭8‬ ESV)

If you have ever married or even if mom called on you to fix things I’m sure then you know the “honey-do” lists.  The list that make husbands sigh and the  handy-man, rich. I’m  talking about what had happened to me this week. I wanted to show my beautiful bride of 18 years, that I could be handy and replace the door lock/deadbolt combination.


Unfortunately,  as my drill was losing battery power and I was running out of time before I was to report to work, I rushed and wanted to finish myself. This, now sits outside our door; at least for now.

Asking for help could be a challenging whether in ministry or business. You don’t want to appear weak or incapable of the position you are operating in. You believe you must have all the answers. Friend, that’s not healthy. It also hurts the very ones you are trying to help or serve. That’s why you need a team. Even jesus sent his disciples two by two…..  Even Jesus had disciples.

1. Teams help you keep balanced.
This is true for relationships as it is for ministry. You are good at many things however, there is one area that satisfies your sense of purpose. It answers what you were made for. This is the best use of you and your time. Although, what is needed in a situation may not be what’s in your toolbox. This is when great leaders shine! How? By pulling from their team members who are specialized.

2. A team increases your impact. Now as I am getting older I recognize that I am not the same punk kid I was almost 20 years ago. (I’m starting to sound like an old Tony Keith song). I want to leave a legacy. I want to share my knowledge with whomever would listen. Why be picky who your audience is when even Jesus said “whosoever hear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying.

3. Teams produce togetherness and reflects their focus.

How could one have chased a thousand, and two have put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had given them up? (‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭32‬:‭30‬ ESV)

There is satisfaction about acomplishing a set goal with people of like-mindedness. Take the championship game for example; one team of individuals working together as one team, covering the weaknesses of their team members with their strengths to produce a common goal. Though many enter the champion race only one wins due to preparation meeting the opportunity. As a fellow minister, what is your motivation for doing what you do?

Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭18‬:‭24‬ MSG)

Team members can be the best of friends and the hardest people to get along with. They are team members who have the same mission as you do. And this like mindedness is the link that’s helps fulfill the goal. This weekend look at your team. You can not fulfill what God has in store for you alone. Allow the team to through your weak areas as you cover them with your strong ones.


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