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Extraordinary Leadership Is So Greatly Needed in Every Area of Government, Business and Commerce!

Good sound solid leadership demands qualities and characteristics that appear to be rather scarce.If a man makes himself right with God through Jesus Christ and studies the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew Chapter 5 in the New Testament, he will find there attributes which will enhance his business skills and abilities as a leader, no matter what his leadership position might be.When Jesus Christ spoke about being poor in spirit, the people listening to Him would know something of what he was meaning.They would be familiar with the Psalms and in the Psalms we read of the poor crying out to Almighty God and looking to God for help as people were aware of how really poor they were, and by that I do not mean financially poor.When people are enslaved by difficulties and sense that are emotionally empty and spiritually powerless, what are they going to do and where are they going to turn?Jesus spoke about that man who had such potential but took the money and ran away, only to find that his pride, and his money and his so-called self-sufficiency soon evaporated.

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One day there were two men in the Temple, and one prayed, “Be merciful to me, a sinner”. He was a beggar before Almighty God, and that is what it means to be poor in spirit, and when you realise that reality you can quite suddenly become rich and enriched blessed.How many leaders would acknowledge that in various areas of life they are poor and poorly and inadequately equipped?Pictures would form in these people’s minds as Jesus spoke and we need to remember he was teaching and training and preparing men for leadership!Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Does this not include those who mourn over sin? The very thought of hurting and offending Almighty God should make us pause and stop and think!Will I never free from this behaviour that grieves Him? You will be fortified, or fortressed.Here are characteristics and qualities that would enhance leadership no matter where the leader was leading. It could be business or government or in education. It could be anywhere!These men who were listening and learning on this occasion learned the lessons and soon they were to transform the lives of many as positive leadership, laced with integrity grace and love, was unleashed upon a needy world. That world is still needy and so needs this calibre of leadership.The next quality might be even more challenging!Blessed are the meek. This is not weakness. This is being submissive to God and humbly obedient to God. Meekness is not weakness. This requires real strength of character. They will inherit the earth. They will grasp at nothing and inherit the earth. They will clutch at nothing and get everything.Moses was the meekest man in all the earth. Moses bowed before God, who was sustaining him and keeping him, and he led two and a half million people for some forty years.

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Now, that is leadership extraordinary!But consider Jesus Christ as your model for meek but powerful leadership. Think of Him riding into Jerusalem on a donkey and controlling that beast which had never been broken in. Jesus can control all kinds of things, like temper and rage and furious anger! Jesus was fulfilling prophecy. He was no weakling. He was soon to take a whip and cleanse the Temple of its commercial sin, and then argue with the legalistic Pharisee, confuting their superficial wisdom.This was the leader who called the weary and the burdened to come unto Him for rest and peace. Yes, that is extraordinary leadership.How many of those you lead need rest and peace and comfort and understanding and care and compassion?Can you lead with these characteristics and qualities?