The only person we need to be like, as a servant leader is Jesus. He shows us how to lead by example in ( John 13:2-17). We need to listen, sit quietly with the Lord, to hear His plan, so we well be able to help others grow, in the Lord. We need empathy, people need to be accepted and recognized for their ideas and feelings. We need Awareness, of what you can change, for our- selfs and others to be a better servant leader.
Counselors advocate change at all levels to improve the quality of life for individuals or groups, while eliminating obstacles that make it difficult to receive proper services. Christian counselors promote the same quality as secular counselors but incorporate the messages of Jesus Christ. Three specific areas competence, conflict of Interest and termination are valuable in the counseling profession. Understanding these areas in the code of ethics of counseling is an important responsibility in order to be a professional and suitable counselor. Can Your Code of Ethics Be Wrong?
the bible teaches us to forgive others as we would want God to forgive us. But we are also taught in one of the greatest commandments to love our neighbor as we would love ourselves. And what better way to show our love, by supporting them in harsh times and providind a body to lean on. Additionally, Christians should also acknowledge global poverty by action and activity- getting to our feet, going out and doing something to change the world. Certainly it is our duty to pray for the poor but there is so much more that we can do to help.
A leader must be obedient in order to grow and know God’s will. He shows evidence of his relationship, faith and love for God by doing God’s will. When a leader loves God, his actions show where his heart is. He then, understands God’s love for his people and the significance of God giving his only begotten son to suffer and die on the cross and he want to obey God– because of his love. God wants the leader to be obedient because he knows what is best for him.
Lastly, I learned that God will always love and forgive us. It is necessary to respond to God in order to receive salvation. God will always call but sadly not everyone responds. Some people respond and achieve salvation. Others don't because they are caught up with the world.
Believing that God is searching for leaders to bring about changes on the earth, he begins the book by highlighting the principle: true greatness, true leadership, is found in giving yourself in service to others, not in manipulating others to serve you, admonishing, “we must put more into life that we take out," and that history will only remember a man for "the quality of his deeds and the character of his mind and heart" (15). Somewhere in the midst of this tension a true Christian leader will develop themselves and their abilities to be in service of God’s purpose. In the end, he writes, “Spiritual leadership is not a calling we choose to pursue; it is a calling we choose to answer. We don’t decide to become leaders; we decide to respond and keep responding to God’s call in our lives. Along the way, whether we like it or not, that involves us in leadership.” Although we can learn about leadership skills or develop and refine natural talents, spiritual leadership is a gift or grace of God bestowed to us, which we can accept or reject.
This hierarchy of basic needs consists, in this order, of physiological needs, safety, love and belonging, esteem and self-actualization (Feist & Roberts, 2013). The Bible speaks about motivation and the way in which the motivation of believers should come from God not things of this world (Psalm 73:25, New Living Translation). In this world, people are motivated by self, however the Bible teaches that we are not to be centered on self, but instead surrender our lives and follow Jesus by serving and loving others (Matthew 23:11-12). Our lives should be motivated by the life of Jesus and His love for people. Using our lives to glorify God in all we do should motivate us to accomplish His will as we live surrendered lives to glorify Him.
I will explain what these elements mean exactly, how they are obtained or developed, and how they operate in the path of spiritual growth, which progresses from repentance and detachment, to establishing values, to the goal of becoming one with God. One of the most important elements of the spiritual life is humility: the act of turning to God for help, or from a dictionary standpoint, a modest or low view of one’s own importance; humbleness. Humility is obtained by doing everything in the name of God, and not following what you want to do. Amma Syncletica explained that, “we must not seek our own will...but obey our elders in the faith” (57). In order to be humble, we must not pride ourselves in our own thoughts and opinions, but seek obedience through others and most importantly, God.
• My obstacles are moving out of my way; my path is carved towards greatness. • God is pouring out His Spirit in me, to teach me words of truth. • Thank you, Jesus, for counting me faithful and putting me into ministry. • The perfect partner for me is coming into my life sooner than I expect. Affirmations strengthen us by helping us to believe in the potential of an action we desire to manifest and to refuse negative thoughts.