Grace & Truth Empower Leaders To Empower Others
2 Timothy 2:1-2
God's Grace is Sufficient
It takes a measure of grace to lead and empower others and it takes truthfulness to develop the self-awareness required to do so.
The Plumbline is used to test for verticle alignment as well as verifying the depth of water. Like the Plumbline, the truth is used to discover your alignment with your designed purpose and verifying the depth of your character.
The Moral Compass acts as an internal GPS system monitoring the quality of your character and the direction your core values are taking you.
Your core values guide your lifestyle shaping your character. Having the depth of character aligned with your designed purpose enables you to write a great ending to your life's story thus leaving an inspiring legacy.
Imparting to emerging leaders the deposit of truth that has been invested in you impacts future generations.
Leaders must be continually strengthened in grace
Paul encourages Timothy to “Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” It’s important to note that "Be strong" here appears is in the present tense which denotes a lifestyle.
Leaders must be humble in asking for more grace
Timothy is instructed to "be continually strengthened" (present tense) in the Grace that is only found "in Christ Jesus." We know that grace is undeserved favor freely given, it, therefore, must be received from Jesus Christ.
Leaders must entrust truth to emerging leaders
Timothy is a faithful leader and teacher following the tradition of Christ and his apostles. In this case, he was to "entrust" what he had learned from Paul to "faithful," reliable, and trustworthy emerging leaders. These leaders must be “reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others” (pass on what they’ve received), this requires grace from start to finish.
The Moral Compass
“What we value most determines our future level of influence” -JSP
Truthfulness (Transparency, self-awareness, aligned with our purpose, measured by God's unchanging standard)
Love (Loving others and loving ourselves as we are loved by God, being honest and respectful with everyone)
Joy-filled living (Being genuinely content and grateful for who we are and what we've been given)
Harmony (Being in sync with the laws that govern the created order and the principles of stewardship)
Patience (Forbearance, Demonstrating self-restraint with all people in all circumstances)
Moral Excellence (Thinking, saying, and doing what is right in all good conscience)
Generosity (Going beyond what is required - exceeding expectations without thought of reciprocation)
Faithfulness (Being absolutely loyal and trustworthy in all relationships with God and others)
Humility (Demonstrating quiet confidence with our strengths and honesty with our weaknesses)
Self-control (Managing our desires, emotions, and behavior in all circumstances)
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