Being a leader isn’t about being in charge, but instead the influence you have on others. We have influence in our jobs, families, friendships, and community.
As leaders, we might find ourselves in moments where we need inspiration and encouragement. God encouraged leaders throughout the Bible, and we can take his encouragement and apply it to our lives today!
Check out 10 Bible verses on leadership that will inspire and motivate you:
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.
Don’t be afraid for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised of those who love him.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.
He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.
Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.
Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
Incorporating these verses into your daily life can have a great impact on your ability to lead yourself and others well! Here are some tips for keeping these verses at the forefront of your mind:
Find or Create a Phone Wallpaper
Did you know the average American checks their phone around 350 times a day? Those quick glances to check the time, check for messages, or respond to emails really add up! Imagine the impact seeing one of God’s encouraging reminders 350 times a day could have on your life!
Write it Down
Take a moment, grab a post-it note, and write down the verse you’re committed to remembering. Hang it in a prominent place so you can have little reminders from God throughout your day. Maybe you need that verse reminder each morning when you look in the mirror, when you're pouring your coffee, or getting in the car to head to work.
Memorize the Verse
Verse memorization might seem like something for kids – you might remember trying to learn your “memory verses” as a kid! While verse memorization is important for kids, it’s even more important for adults! When you’re stressed, overwhelmed, or fearful, where does your mind go?
Building the muscle of memorizing verses helps your mind to turn to Biblical truths when you need it the most! To memorize a verse, try saying it out loud in mirror each day, incorporating it into your prayer, or spend some time researching the meaning behind the verse!
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