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Leadership and Stability

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A just king gives stability to his nation, but one who demands bribes destroys it.

Proverbs 29:4 NLT

https://bible.com/bible/116/pro.29.4.NLT

There is a direct relationship between a just and honest leader and the overall health and stability of the community being led. The integrity of a coach, president, CEO, pastor, teacher, manager, or head of household is significant to the well-being of the people in their sphere of leadership.

People thrive where stability in leadership exists.

The opposite is also true. A leader that deceives, manipulates, demands bribes or insider deals will destroy the community under their leadership. This type of leader is unstable and toxic to the well-being of others.

People survive toxic leaders; they do not thrive under them.

It has been said that one of the most predictable things in life is change. Navigating change from a point of stability is healthy. Trying to handle change in an environment that cannot be trusted is exhausting.

I am a leader. The integrity of my life matters. Every day I get up and seek God to guard and nurture the core of who I am. My day and my life are not my own. As a leader, I have tied my life to the flourishing of others. Their well-being matters to me. My honesty and integrity are key to creating an environment of stability. Stability becomes the platform for walking through change.

Encouragement: Leadership requires selflessness. Honesty and integrity cultivate stability. Every leader is encouraged to guard the core of who they are before God and others. It is a privilege for leaders to recognize the commitment necessary to support the flourishing of others.

Prayer:  Dear Father, thank You for this proverb that calls out the relationships between leadership and stability. I ask that You continue to cultivate in me a life of honesty and integrity that will help others to flourish. I also pray against any temptation for the kind of toxic destruction self-dealing creates within a group of people. Let me lead above reproach in all things.

In Jesus name, Amen.

-Ed McDowell, Executive Director
Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center

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