TRUST GOD AND STEP OUT IN FAITH (2) Genesis 19:17-29

Do not look behind you” (v17 NKJV)
PRAYER LINE: I want my heart to be in tune with God, In every stage of life may it ring true; I want my thoughts and words to honour Him. To li Him up in everything I do.- Hess.
One me in the West Indies five ships, one of them Brish, were anchored in the harbor when a monster storm rolled in. The Brish captain immediately raised anchor and sailed out to meet it. Two days later, baered but sll intact, he returned to the harbor and discovered that the ships that hadn’t sailed for fear of the storm had all been driven ashore and destroyed. Generally speaking, as a leader the best way forward is to face challenges head-on and “not look behind you.” Author Jon Gordon points out six important things (1) Who you are makes a difference. People follow the leader first and his vision second, (2) It’s all about relaonships, Pastor Andy Stanley said; “Rules without relaonship lead to rebellion.” You can implement all the rules in the world, but if you don’t develop a relaonship with the people you’re leading, they’ll rebel. (3) It’s not just about what you do, but what you can inspire, encourage and empower others to do. You bring out the best in people by sharing the best in yourself. (4) Lead with opmum, enthusiasm, and posive energy. Guard against negavity and teach people to focus on soluons, not complaints (5) Recognize that you don’t have all the answers, and build a team of people who either have the answers or will find them. (6) Accept that success is a process, not a desnaon. John Wooden, the legendary basketball coach, recognized that winning was an offshoot of great leadership, teamwork, focus, commitment, and implemenng the basic. (TWFT)

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