Thursday, May 17, 2007

Leadership Lessons from David

I got this from Jeff Kapusta's blog yesterday. He is pastor/planter of Life Point Church in Wilmington, NC. Great leadership insight from my favorite Bible leader. These thoughts remind us that God makes the leader and he doesn't always pick the best stock. He does however get the best results.

1 Sam. 17:1-18:4

  1. If you feel like the least in your family you may be candidate for Gods Elite.
  2. Learn to be a good shepherd it just might prepare you to be a great leader.
  3. Your confidence will be interpreted as pride.
  4. Great risk creates great opportunity.
  5. When everyone is running away from conflict you should be running toward it.
  6. People will try to discredit you because you are young…ignore them.
  7. Be yourself…don’t try to wear someone else’s armor.
  8. Size doesn’t matter. Others thought Goliath was too big to fight. David thought he was too big to miss.
  9. Your leadership will be defined by the giants you step out and slay.
  10. Always go with God. David couldn’t lose as long as he stuck with God.

2 comments:

Jeff Kapusta said...

Hey Ken,

Great post. This Jeff guy must be pretty cool.
--annonymous

Gina Witcher / Runnermom4 said...

That's awesome Baby!! I see France like a Goliath. There are so many lost people how can you not make a huge difference!