Know Who You Are
One of the most important things to learn as a leader is to Know Who You Are and understand who God has specifically made you to be. Leadership is about knowing who you are without being defensive about who you are not. Despite your gifts and abilities, you can never be all things to all people.
If you don’t know who you are, someone will tell you who they think you should be. God has a plan for your life, but so does everybody else. Vertical leaders don’t tell someone what he or she should be, they show someone what he or she can be. Each leader has one primary objective, to make “team” the number-one cause. You can’t build a great team unless you are willing to trust them. Your team will never fulfill their God-given destiny unless each leader intentionally reaches out to help others find their destiny.
God has predetermined that when you live in Him and He lives in you, greatness is flowing in your bloodline. Coming from a royal lineage, you have nobility within you! What fulfills your soul will ultimately be what sustains your life. What sustains your life will ultimately be what controls your destiny.
Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, “What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.” You are a child of the Most High God. You already are destined to a life of victory; all you have to do is believe and initiate your destiny. You might hear people say, I’ve made too many mistakes already and I’m not sure I can carry on that legacy. Remember though, what takes man a hundred years to do, God can do in a split second. God will accelerate the process whenever you are willing to make a change. When building leaders, you are creating a path for those you lead to go out and do what they were born to do. What you build in others can change the course of history, because the leaders you’ve inspired will make history.