A reflection on leadership

Reflections for the day

1 Timothy 3:1-4

This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

Mark 10:44

And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.

Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.

– Mahatma Gandhi

A reflection on leadership

Heavenly Father,

Thou art the creator of thou world we live in, and thou hath created all things known to Mankind, and thou hath created all things unseen by Mankind. We acknowledge that all things art created for a purpose, and we acknowledge that all things art created with a purpose. We acknowledge that all things occur in thou own good time.

Heavenly Father, thou art Our Heavenly Father, who knows all, and thou art Our Heavenly Father, who sees all, and thou hath possession of all thou facts. We acknowledge that thou purpose for Mankind is of one for Mankind to draw closer to thou, and we acknowledge that thou purpose for Mankind is for Mankind to live a life that emulates thou life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we acknowledge that all good things happen to those who can live a life that can be described as godly.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou sent thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, into thou world to save Mankind from all sins and to show Mankind thou way to thou. We acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, came into thou world as thou humble servant. We acknowledge that Our Lord Jesus Christ is alive and reigns with thou in Heaven, and sitteth at thou right hand.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect carefully upon the nature of leadership. We acknowledge that all fall short in thou expectation, and we acknowledge that thou desire is for Mankind to turn to thou always. We are able to see in a way that is clear that many  desire to live a life where there is a  trust, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that many  desire to live a life where there is an accountability, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that many desire to live a life where there is an order. We are able to see in a way that is clear  that a life of order is one that can be achieved if there is a  common commitment, and we are able to see in a way that is clear  that a common commitment is one of mission, and is one of values.

We are able to see in a way that is clear that where there is a common understanding of values, and where there is what is described as vision, that often what is described as progress is made.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal thou desires a good leadership. We acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal that Mankind should achieve what is described as a balance between a work life and a private life. We acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal that each and every one of us has a plan, and that thou desire is for many to focus on a plan, and to allow another to carry out  work that another is able to do. We acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal that thou desires a leader to share a work load, and that thou desires a leader to choose another who can share a work load, and that thou desires those who are chosen to be godly. We acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal that thou desires a leader to delegate responsibility, and that thou desires a leader to delegate authority, and that thou desires a leader only to do those things which others are not able to do. We acknowledge that all of these things are what thou desires.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we ask thou to guide Mankind in a daily life, and we ask thou to guide all  to see a way forward clearly. We hope and we pray that all leaders are able to turn to thou always, and we hope and we pray that all leaders are able to take a concern, and to take a burden to thou.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we desire that many will reflect carefully upon the elections, and these elections are ones that are taking place today in the British Isles, and these elections are for the selection of council leaders, and these elections are for the selection of mayors. We hope and we pray that a number of opportunities can be placed before many to reflect carefully upon the need for a leadership that is strong, and to reflect carefully upon the need for a leadership that is visible, and to reflect carefully upon the need for a leadership that is accountable.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that a good leader is seen by the way that a life is led, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desires a leadership that is one that reflects the life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that a good leader is one who turns to thou always.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all to serve thou always, and we ask this in thou name of thou humble servant, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for all to show all thou way to thou, and in thou name of thou Holy Spirit, who lives amongst Man, and who dwells amongst Man, and who advocates for Man, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

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Posted on May 3, 2012, in conquering evil, corruption, God's plans for us, justice, leadership, responsibility, service for others, The example of the life of Our Lord Jesus Christ and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. daphnewilliams

    I am privileged to be able to still be involved with our local hospital. At this time, a lot of changes in health policies are taking place and it is interesting to note that the Chief Executive and Director of Nursing are appreciative of comments by the local public and patients. “Fifteen Steps” is an initiative that takes note of patients and relatives first impressions of a ward/outpatients. Staff have told me that comments give a fresh light on what they are doing and the leaders are responding. May this work continue so that care is improved.

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