Last week I wrote about Leading Well Throughout 2017 and suggested 3 simple areas where this could start.
Let me had some actions to one of those – leading well with others. Once again, these are easy to write down and read but only with the help of the Holy Spirit are we truly able to live them out.
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. [Ephesians 4:31-32]
What a difference these two might make to the way we lead ourselves, interact with those around and influence them with a great sense of positivity and encouragement.
Remove bitterness, rage, anger, fighting, slander, being malicious. We have to choose not to do this things. It is easy to caught up in some of these without really trying. There may be some justification for feeling like this but we are called as Christians to not display such characteristics
Replace with kind words and actions, compassion for those around you, forgiving. It is hard to stop behaving in a certain way. We might try and accomplish these in the order they are written. I suggest that first we begin with the new behaviours we would like to be known for. Put the effort and energy in to these and the others will just become less of an issue.
I would love to know what you think…