Tag: Foundation

Believing in Others…

Everyone needs someone to believe in them, especially a father. Jim Valvano once said, “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”

I am thankful my father believed in me and my ability to do ministry. In some ways, he spent his life preparing me for this work.

While I am thankful for the foundation he laid, knowing he had confidence in me to accomplish the work was encouraging. 

No one achieves anything of value alone. We need others to believe in us and express confidence in our abilities. 

Great leaders see it and know how to build that confidence in others.

Lasting Leadership…

Blueprints provide specific dimensions for constructing everything from a tool shed to a mega complex or high rise.

A blueprint outline every detail to ensure the structure will last.

Where can leaders find a blueprint that will benefit them and ensure lasting leadership? The Bible.

Paul points out no human has the power to lay the kind of foundation needed for lasting leadership. Only Jesus can provide that kind of foundation (1 Corinthians 3:11).

From His example we learn the nature, qualities, and character of leadership that God desires for us today.