A principle is defined as a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct.
Where these principles are found and how they are applied becomes critical to the development of our leadership.
We are all aware of those who seem to live without any principles to guide and direct their manner of life, that is, their behavior.
Christians are leading everyday by their example. We find that the principles which determine our conduct are foundational to the influence of our leadership. The world around us then measures what they hear and see by the profession of our faith.
If the principles by which we proclaim the gospel do not align with an example evidenced by word and deed, accusations of hypocrisy are rightly made.
The principles defining our behavior must be built on the solid foundation of scripture. We must take the word of God as our guide and allow it to breathe life into our character.
When this happens, lives change and souls are influenced for the cause of our Master and Lord.