How would we paint the picture that describes good leadership? Based on many leadership discussions, the canvas would be filled with images of character, service, compassion, vision, and more.
These qualities fall into various categories located throughout scripture. However, as we continue the journey to good leadership, we want to examine a few key areas to help us in our desire to lead God’s people.
The image of character is a wonderful place to begin. When we think about character and character development, we find a host of ideas that blend a number of concepts together into the image of godliness.
Character is a choice made by each individual. John Maxwell wrote, “Talent is a gift, but character is a choice.” Another thought expressed by Wayne Dyer is, “Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.” Therefore, when we blend all the choices of our life, we find a picture of character.
Maybe this explains why Joshua urged Israel to make the choice he made for his family, one of “serving the Lord.” Perhaps, it is the choice we should make also.