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Mike-You ask a tough question and if I were to give you an answer off of the top of my head, I would say, “Certainly, if given the opportunity and asked to lead I would lead just like Joseph, but alas I don’t think that is true. I have heard it said that a really great leader knows how to lead because he learned his leadership craft in serving others. So I think the question should first be, “Have I learned how to serve others with joy even in the dungeon?”

“If the purpose of a thing is not understood abuse is inevitable.” Quote from Myles Monroe author of the book, “Pursuit of Purpose.”

Truthfully it can only be in the role of a servant that one would learn the purpose of leadership and it would take great wisdom to weald that power with an eye for the Big Picture and not ones own personal agenda. Great leaders cannot rule from a place of pain or resentments they may have developed while in servitude. A great leader would have to operate in forgiveness. A great leader would have to be a great servant. I don’t think I’ve been that great of a servant, in fact I’ve been a lousy one.

Grace and peace, she said, with a lot of self-reflection to do during the day.


Good word Ramona
Regarding the parables of the pearl, again great thoughts and I agree regarding the value of my salvation, but I can't help but also consider the notes in the KJV Scofield Reference Edition.
Scofield suggests that the hidden treasure is the Jewish nation who Jesus will restore, and that the pearl of great price is the church for which He gave up the riches of heaven. This makes me a pearl of great price in the eyes of Jesus and my heavenly Father, and that too is of great value to me.

The story of Joseph has been inspirational for me. It goes to show the adversity leaders faced and how they grew out of it, from the bible and even in today's times. I have never had the opportunity to serve in a leadership position, and have prayed for years to do so. Instead, I have been a subordinate to many poor leaders. I have asked god for years why I get put in these positions. It almost seems that the leaders I have worked for have put their thumb on me out of intimidation or insecurity of their jobs. For many years I thought it was just me, but then when I have left, all the other employees I worked with left as well. The sense I get in my prayers and that the lord is trying to show me is that to be a good leader, I need to first be a good leader in my family, and in the job I have. I need to ask myself what do I want out of my boss and do that for him. It has been a humbling experience. I think Joseph also had a humbling experience and God was for sure at work in his life and I know he is mine. I love your blog

Every day I try to pray that God will always be with me where ever I go , what ever I do, what ever I see or hear!!!!! I never want to even walk out my front door without him in me. NEVER!!!

I saw an interview Billy Graham once gave in regard to being a close friend to President Richard Nixon. He noticed the changes that took place over the years in Richard Nixon as he became more withdrawn, isolated and I believe he called it a spiritual transformation for the worse. We all saw the results of a great leader that fell from grace and had to live with his mistakes afterwards. The Joseph story is a great story for any leader to reflect upon.

I also love the Lord and pray to love you through every moment., I also wonder if I could lead like Joseph? I am not sure. Your only as good as what u were taught by. At least that's what I have heard. I don't know. I am a teacher but not as organized as should be. I struggle with clutter but I do well with constructive criticism. So leadership in that calibur would probably not do well. If I was in leadership, it would definitely be the spirit of God leading not me. Blessings and peace. DeeDee

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