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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: moving from rent to own.

hey thanks for reading, i was inspired by one of the chapters our small group had read. the name of the curriculum is titled FREWAY. It is about re- discovery of the way our Heavenly father would want us to live. This chapter was talking about how we need to own our responses to situations. I would use this principal to apply in my ministry.


I am convinced that the level of our service is contingent upon our perception of belonging in the ministry or loyalty to the vision of the church. That means my ministry will grow only if I take ownership.
What if our attitude of ministry was likened to living in a home.
What if you don’t own? Then your renting.
Rent is due a certain time every month. It can be defined with a date and time. We pay rent because we live there, that is our base of operations and where we keep our possessions, it provides shelter for our family. but we don’t own it, we are just renting. If there is a leaky faucet? Not my problem, it belongs to someone else. I don’t own it. The landlord does. I’m just owning the home part time.

It is not our house, we are just renting. When a problem happens in the home, you call the land Lord to correct it. after all, he owns the property, he has invested his resources into the area you are only in possession of for a time and if you dont like it? you can move. Think about this: the owner chooses you to be in his property in exchange for your money that you pay regularly. Physically, money cannot keep you protected from the elements. Nor could it have kept you fed in short, it is a resource that you exchange for something tangible.

Did you notice the mindset for both the owner and the renter? What type of person are you in ministry? Are you an owner or a renter? Just like home owners, those who lead have a sense of ownership they have vision and purpose for their ministry. They have expectations. They meet The Lord while in motion not sitting on the side lines. Now being an owner does not mean you’re the pastor. It takes all of us as leaders to develop that ownership. I am reminded of when I was in Washington and I was in my spiritual Dad’s church. he is a great man of God! I wanted to be like him so I did what he did. When I saw him clean the church I knew I cleaned the church if there was papers or trash underneath the seats I would pick it up helping keep my church clean and neat. Then when I helped in the Sound booth I did my best. I immersed myself into it. I had no clue how to run a sound system but I had a heart to do it. I did it and God met me while i was in motion, it was a blessing.
I moved from just renting; checking in, checking out of ministry to taking ownership of it!
The benefits of owning far outweigh any benefit of renting. I hope you take ownership of your ministry. Ask the hard questions. When you find it’s you’re fault? Don’t beat yourself up. Own it and rejoice in the fact that you have something to do with the turnaround. Have a great week. Teresa & I are praying for you, be encouraged…

– Mike

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