One of the verses in my Morning Routine folder is Isaiah 54: 2 – 3. This morning, as I was finishing up my reading… I felt encouraged to pull out my bible and read from the book of Isaiah.
Before I go on, let me make it clear, I’m not a preacher. I’m not pretending to be, either! I’ve taught children’s Sunday School when my children were little but I’ve never taught an adult Sunday School class and I’ve certainly NEVER preached!
I’m treading lightly here but I’m moving forward because I truly feel compelled to share what I read this morning… and if it strikes a chord with you, like it did with me, you might want to spend some of your Bible Study time in the book of Isaiah, too!
In John Maxwell’s Leadership Bible, in the introduction to Isaiah, it begins with;
Consistent Lifestyle, Uncompromising Convictions…Clear Vision
WOW! That got my attention.
Maxwell goes on to say,”We remember Isaiah as one of the greatest prophets in Jewish history and as one of the most powerful models in the Bible. The book that bears his name describes his consistent lifestyle, his uncompromising convictions and his clean vision that drove him…” and goes on to say, “Isaiah’s lifestyle reminds us that we cannot separate a leader’s words and walk. A leader must first be an example to the people. People do what people see. Isaiah led with integrity. INTEGRITY MEANS “ONENESS,” the QUALITY of PURITY and CONSISTENCY.”
This had me stopping and thinking about leadership in Network Marketing.
How leaders must LEAD from VISION.
How leaders must LEAD with CONSISTENCY.
“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities.” Isaiah 54:2 – 3