Nehehmiah

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LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES EXHIBITED IN THE BOOK OF NEHEMIAH

INTRODUCTION

Nehemiah was friendly, generous, loyal, very much human, and deeply touched by the destruction his people had endured. He felt great compassion and allegiance toward the people of Israel in Jerusalem. Nehemiah was thrust into leadership by God in the ruins of Jerusalem. Nehemiah was entrusted with the task of rebuilding Jerusalem from the ground up. “The city was in total ruin, stones had to be cleared to start new foundations, and people were weary from their many days’ journey back from captivity.” Leadership is an action of leading others toward a goal or the position of being a leader. Every leader desires to be successful in the goals they set out to accomplish; however, not all leaders equip themselves properly to find true success in the eyes of God.
What qualities or characteristics make a leader successful in God’s eyes? First, a successful leader in God’s eyes is a man or woman who is prayerful. Second, a successful leader in God’s eyes is a man or woman who is obedient. Third, a successful leader in God’s eyes is a man or woman who is diligent. Fourth, a successful leader in God’s eyes is a man or woman who is trustworthy. Fifth, a successful leader in God’s eyes is a man or woman who is missional. A missional leader exhibits the following qualities or characteristics: receive a calling and vision from God, live a life of integrity, be a team player, be a conflict manager and not a conflict fleer, be courageous, be committed, and one who celebrates the victory.
Titus 2:11-14 says, “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior,…...

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