When a leader listens to malicious gossip, all the workers get infected with evil.
Well, if what you believe is not truth, maybe just cause you don’t have the whole story, then what you believe maybe “has become a lie”. Truth is so important. Jesus word is truth and if you want to know the truth, and how to live in the truth then read the word of God.
God’s word is the only reliable source because God cannot lie. None of us know all the truth, that’s why we must abide in the word each day to keep us in truth and living right. We don’t know the entire bible a once. Do you? We are always learning.
Everyone is a leader in there own way. Generally most people you may know who are younger then you, tend to view you as a leader.
If you hear something from someone and maybe not with 2 or 3 witness then in regard to the matter, its better to tuff it. But now, if you shared your info with another and it is not truth, you just made them a victim of your misjudgment and now they to may believe this lie. This can cause a whole heap of deception and division.
Do you see the power of a leader here? A leader can influence for good or bad. If a leader believes a lie they can then influence, all under them to believe that lie to. Do you see the WoW of becoming a leader? God holds those who look after people to a very high standard. As they can cause harm or Good.
Being a person of influence isn’t for the fainthearted. There is a strong accountability God holds those people to. He knows the power of a leaders influence and we have to walk in a Godly fear in regard to that.
So if you want to be some one of influence, follow the bible. Do what it says and keep doing what it says. Stay humble, admit you don’t know all things and are still learning and let the word of truth change you, to become like Jesus. Who was the best leader ever! And remember He came to serve, not to be served.
Keep your lips tight and speak the edifying stuff. And God is a good vindicator too. Other then that, don’t spread lies or gossip and “you will lead people well”.
If someone sins against you, go to them and talk, if they don’t listen. Grab someone else and go to them again. If they still don’t listen, go to the church. Don’t go to a few friends and never address the issue. If you address it head on you may well have won a lost brother or sister back.
I encourage you, be a unity maker so we can flow how God boby is suppose to flow. Its more powerful that way. God Bless.