Leadership requires an awareness of the future, a vision that points on in the proper direction. Napoleon Hill said, “The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.”
If we assigned one word to describe the power behind this statement, it would be “confidence.”
However, this level of confidence connects both the words and actions of the individual described. Thus, there must also be a strong consistency in the character of the individual.
The lesson for leaders is nothing new.
For leaders to build the type of relationship with followers where trust exists, their character must be defined by consistency, which lays the foundation for their confidence to lead.
This may be one of the truest measures for defining integrity as it relates to spiritual leadership.
The take away is an encouragement to position our words and actions in such a way that where we lead portrays the confidence of someone whose life is consistent.
Ultimately, both should be guided by the teachings of God’s word.