Last week, as I studied The 21 Laws of Leadership, in particular the Law of Solid Ground, I realized why it is so easy to Trust Jesus.  Law #6 says:  Trust is the solid foundation of Leadership.  To develop trust, our goal is to consistently exemplify:  competence, connection and character.  Jesus did just that.  He was sinless and yet He connected with sinners.  His character was exemplary. His competence to get His Father’s work done was exceptional.  Through suffering on the cross, He paid the price for the sins of the world.  He got it done!  Because of Him, we can say:  In God We Trust!

So, what are we doing to develop Christlike character so that we too can be trustworthy?  You see:  “Character makes trust possible.  And, trust makes leadership possible.”  We all lead someone.  And, we all should aim to lead well.

Here are three things you can intentionally do to develop your character, taken from The 21 Laws of Leadership, by John C. Maxwell:

  1. Integrity – Make a commitment to be scrupulously honest.  Don’t shave the truth, don’t fudge it, no white lies.  Be honest even when it hurts.
  2. Authenticity – Be yourself with everyone.
  3. Discipline – Do the right things every day regardless of how you feel.

It is impossible for God to lie. Hebrews 6:18.  Trust in the Lord, with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding (because it won’t make sense), but acknowledge Him in all your ways and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6.

Remember, the only solid foundation is The Living Word of God. You can trust it.  It is consistent, competent and able to connect you to the character of Christ. The Psalms are particularly full of admonitions to trust the Lord.  Note that Psalm 118:8-9 is the center of the KJV Bible, which says:  “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.”  Let this truth be the center of you too!

His character is trustworthy, is yours? Can people trust you?  Is your character rock solid, like His?  The more you know Jesus, the more people will be able to trust you.  Because He will remove the lids of insecurity and sin in your life.  Why not place your complete trust in Him today?  Jesus said:  “Take courage!  It is I.  Do not be afraid.” Mark 6:50

Remember:  Trustworthiness is your foundation of a life of leadership.  Don’t let your foundation get cracks.  Repair it quickly if it does.  Admit your mistake, make amends.  Be honest, Be Yourself and Be disciplined to do the right things every day.  Run His Course and trustworthiness will become your rock solid foundation, too!

Stay tuned for Leadership Law #7,  The Law of Respect coming soon.

With Love, from Karen’s Heart . . . to yours.





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