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1138th -- Good Leaders Are Good Followers


We should always have a humble spirit within ourselves and never believe 
the lie that we know it all. Having a teachable spirit makes us perfect 
candidates to be used of God because we allow Him to teach us what we don't
know and lead us where we haven't been before. Having a teachable spirit 
means that we can lead when we know the path and we can follow when we 
don't know what the next step for our life is. The goodness of the Lord 
is evident because throughout His Word we see the promises that He will 
lead us and guide us, that He will strengthen us and lift us up, that He 
will reward us for our obedience and faithfulness and most importantly He 
will have mercy upon us when we stumble and fall. We have a gracious God 
who waits as a doting father to lead us onto the best path, but we must be 
humble and teachable and allow the Lord to do His best work in us. 
(Proverbs 16:18-22) (Proverbs 15:32-33) (Psalm 10:12)

Never believe the lie that you have finally arrived in life and that there 
is nothing new that you can learn. As human beings, there is much that we 
will never know, but when we humble ourselves before the Mighty Hand of 
God, He will lift us up and show us things that we've never thought of or 
even conceived before. He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all 
that we could ask or even think. When we have a teachable spirit, we are 
surrendering our limited wisdom and knowledge and we are opening ourselves 
to His unlimited wisdom, understanding and favor. I encourage you to have 
a humble spirit and allow the Lord to lead and guide your every day. Allow
His will to be imparted into your life so that your life will be used to 
make a difference that can change this world. I believe it's possible 
when we allow the Lord to be the leader of our lives.
(1 Peter 5:5-7) (Ephesians 3:20) (Luke 11:2-4)

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to see how 
beneficial it is to follow the example of those wiser than we are so that 
our life will be elevated to heights that it hasn't reached before.


A young woman was filling out an application for college when she came 
across the question: Are you a leader? She thought she had better be 
brutally honest, so she answered, “No.” She was convinced when she sent 
the application in that she'd never hear from them because of that answer.

But she received a letter back from the school that read: “We have 
reviewed numerous applications and, to date, there will be some 1,452 new 
leaders attending school next year. We have decided to accept your 
application because we felt it was imperative that they have at least one 

Should all of us be leaders all of the time? Isn't there a time to follow 
as well as lead?

One man likes to tell about the day he purchased a novelty sign and hung 
it on his office door. The sign read: “I'm the boss.” The next day he came 
to work he noticed that the office comedian affixed a sticky note to his 
door that read, “Your wife called. She wants her sign back.”

He may be the boss at work, but home is different altogether. In marriage 
and family as well as most social relationships, sometimes we lead and 
sometimes we follow the lead of another. If the so-called boss happens to 
be an effective leader at work, he has probably learned that getting his 
own way all of the time does not produce good results. As it turns out, 
the best leaders are also excellent followers. Why?

Good leaders share leadership. They know when to follow and when to lead.

Good leaders build their skills on following role models for the behaviors 
they want to learn. What they admire in another, they copy.

Good leaders exhibit humility. They remain open to suggestion. When they 
need it, they ask for help and follow good advice.

In other words, good leaders are also good followers. They know when to 
follow in the footsteps of others and when to leave tracks of their own.

You may be the boss, but you will be a leader when you also learn how to

By Steve Goodier

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Philippians 2:2-3 “Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same
love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife 
or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than 

John 13:13-15 Jesus declares
“Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; 
for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye 
also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, 
that ye should do as I have done to you.”

Romans 12:2-3 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed 
by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and 
acceptable, and perfect, will of God. For I say, through the grace given 
unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more 
highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath 
dealt to every man the measure of faith.”

2 Corinthians 12:8-10 “For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it 
might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for 
thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore 
will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest 
upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in 
necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I 
am weak, then am I strong.”

James 1:2-5 “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers 
temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, 
wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth
to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun 
a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: WHAT'S HOPE?
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem98.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: I'M AN OVERCOMER
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony76.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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