More on Leadership

Aha! Yes! I remembered the other thing I wanted to say about effective leadership: It is based in LOVE!

Today, our MOPS speaker read I Corinthians 13:4-7 out of the Amplified Bible (which I use a lot):

4Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.

5It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].

6It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.

7Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].

Wow. Just think about that. Love is ever ready to believe the best in every person. Its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances. It is not touchy or fretful or resentful. God’s love in us, that is. Without being in a dynamic, right relationship with God, I cannot even remotely dream that I can show this kind of love in leadership, in my family or out in the world. Thankfully, I am in right relationship with Him, through Jesus, and He draws me continually closer.

What does this have to do with Flylady? Well, you know, I’m not really totally sure. I do know that when I am leading my children toward better Flylady habits, I need to be leading them in LOVE. When I am trying to fit in my Flylady chores when I am so very out-of-routine, I need to blanket the whole thing in LOVE so that I don’t become touchy or fretful. Yep, that’s what this has to do with Flylady.


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2 Responses to “More on Leadership”

  1. Kathleen Smith Says:

    Once again, my friend, it sounds just like you.
    Blessings, Kathleen

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