Fundamental Leadership - The Sum of Successful Habits
Successful Leaders Do Ordinary Things Extraordinarily Well
Example: Daniel - Distinguished himself with an ‘extraordinary spirit’
●Daniel is an ‘influencer.’
●He is principled.
●Non-achievers become jealous of Daniel because they wanted his status without Daniel’s character, competency, consistency and capacity.
●His haters leverage the King’s ego against Daniel’s prayer habits.
●Let’s get the King to sign a decree that everyone worships him.
●Daniel has seen this movie before...He’s seen it played out before…
●This is nothing new...it’s the same scenario with a different king…
Daniel 6:10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
10 Now when Daniel knew that the document was signed, he entered his house (now in his roof chamber he had windows open toward Jerusalem); and he continued kneeling on his knees three times a day, praying and giving thanks before his God, as he had been doing previously.
Daniel 6:16 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
16 Then the king gave orders, and Daniel was brought in and cast into the lions’ den. The king spoke and said to Daniel, “Your God whom you constantly serve will Himself deliver you.”
●And god Does!!
Daniel 6:28 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
So this Daniel enjoyed success in the reign of Darius and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.
●Daniel wasn’t driven by success. If he was, he would not have made it past the lions’ den because he would have compromised.
●He was driven to serve God and others.
●GOD ISN’T TESTING you so He can see what you’ll do. He already knows what you’ll do.
●GOD IS TESTING YOU SO THAT YOU CAN SEE WHAT’S ACTUALLY IN YOU!!
Questions to Ponder:
●How can you start cultivating a lifestyle of consistency that you can lean on in times of testing?
●Where does Daniel’s story currently reflect yours?