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How God Develops Leaders, Part 2 (Leadership That Gets the Job Done #35)

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Our Bible passage for this episode is Revelation 11:18 which says, “And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.”

Our quote for this episode is from J. Robert Clinton. He said, “A leader is one who influences a specific group of people to move in a God-given direction.”

In this podcast, we are using three books as our texts: Spiritual Leadership: Moving People On To God’s Agenda by Henry and Richard Blackaby; Next Generation Leader, by Andy Stanley; and Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, by John Maxwell.

Our topic today is Part 2 of “Chapter 3: The Leader's Preparation: How God Develops Leaders” from Spiritual Leadership: Moving People On To God’s Agenda by Henry and Richard Blackaby. He continues:

In truth, most of history's famous leaders have been decidedly ordinary. Many of them were neither physically impressive nor academically gifted. Napoleon Bonaparte, though a giant military figure of the nineteenth century, stood only five-feet-six-inches tall. Queen Victoria was described by one of her guardians as a "short, vulgar looking child." She stood less than five feet tall and complained that, "Everybody grows but me." William Wilberforce was five-feet-three-inches and at one point in his illness-riddled life weighed only seventy-six pounds.