4 ways to express your faith in leading
Noah, the Bible’s ark-builder, was a faith-based leader. He had goals and plans—and talents to match—but they all ran on the track of God’s perfect will.
If he had incorporated, the Ark would have been the flagship in a faith-based cruise line. It was founded on biblical principles, funded by God and his people, and framed with an eternal objective in mind.
His journey provides a lesson in faith for every leader.
Noah was willing to believe without proof
Noah built the ark without a drop of rain in sight. Faith-based leaders are personally willing to not only walk the edges, but to take a leap into the unknown. They also are known to take their teams to the limit, inspiring them to go where no other teams have gone.
Faith is the act of believing without proof—trusting God, even though we can’t see all the details Business icon, Jack Welch, said, “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”
Noah was willing to stand alone
Noah and his family were the only God-fearing believers in his community—actually, in the world! Yet the man of God would not be intimidated. He stuck to the plan even when he had to do it alone.
Faith-based leaders don’t need to be members of an elite club; they’re willing to cling to the promises of God even when that means being different from the crowd. Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair, said, “The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.”
Noah was willing to act on his faith
The Bible says, “Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” Noah was willing to put actions to his belief. Faith-based leaders are doers rather than talkers. Author Brian Tracy said, “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.”
If Noah had spent all of his time charting climate maps and listening to forecasts on the Weather Channel, he would have been all wet. Instead, he was proactive. He heard the call, measured the cost, and started building.
Noah charted the smallest results
Being a faith-based leader means being able to acknowledge the gains whether great or small. God promised Noah that it would rain—and did it ever! But it all began with a few drops of water. The floods would come later, but the sprinkles were all he needed to keep the construction project going. In fact all Noah needed was a faith the size of a mustard seed. But that was enough to keep him and his family safe from an epic catastrophe.
So when you pray for rain, you’d better be wearing a raincoat; because all of God’s promises are true.
You are loved.
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