MEEKNESS, A LEADERSHIP SECRET
Leadership is simple influence. Everyone possesses its seed. When God made man, he empowered him to have dominion over all creation, to subdue the earth, and to replenish it. That means at creation, God put a seed of leadership in everyman and training is relevant to stir up that seed and make it fruitful.
Learning never ends until life ends. When a man stops learning, he has began to die. In the school of life, there are no graduates, there are only promotions. You move from one step forward, and you keep moving until your last day on earth. Solomon was the wisest man that ever lived, but he learned from ants. He said “…go to the ants, you sluggard, observe his ways, and be wise...”
To a learner, every place is a school, everything is a teacher and everyday is a learning day.
Reading a book can change your destiny, and listening to a tape can change your story. I read about Richard Branson, who got hold of a timely book when he was struggling with life. It was titled ‘Small Is Beautiful’. He found his fortune; a principle on how to divide his business into small bits, and put managers over them. Only God knows where the professor who wrote that book is. He probably didn’t use those principles. There are things that God has set in places, waiting to be discovered.
A wise man will hear, and increase in learning.
One key that will help in learning is meekness. All men of excellence are meek. You can’t learn beyond the level of your meekness.
Meekness simply means ‘teachable-ness’. It means readiness to accept corrections. There are people who are not teachable and cannot be corrected because they know everything.
Meekness is the heart of a learner. It is humility, and sobriety in thinking.
Don’t look down on people, only God sits that high.
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