Life Promises for Leaders: Inspirational Scriptures and Devotional Thoughts

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Leadership is leadership, no matter where you go or what you do. Yet sometimes life can be difficult, and even the most seasoned leaders can find themselves in need of encouragement.

In Life Promises for Leaders, motivational teacher and trainer Zig Ziglar provides a collection of inspirational readings and Bible promises to encourage strong leadership in families, in friendships, at work, with finances, and at church.

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Overview

Leadership is leadership, no matter where you go or what you do. Yet sometimes life can be difficult, and even the most seasoned leaders can find themselves in need of encouragement.

In Life Promises for Leaders, motivational teacher and trainer Zig Ziglar provides a collection of inspirational readings and Bible promises to encourage strong leadership in families, in friendships, at work, with finances, and at church.

Filled with easily applicable Bible verses, reflective questions, and inspiring readings, Life Promises for Leaders is the perfect daily encouragement for all those looking to reach their potential, strengthen their relationships, and inspire others to do the same. Tyndale House Publishers

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  • ISBN-13: 9781414364629
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/17/2012
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 794,360
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Zig Ziglar is a motivational teacher and trainer who has traveled the world over, delivering his messages of humor, hope, and encouragement. As a talented author and speaker, his international appeal has transcended every color, culture, and career. Recognized by his peers as the quintessential motivational genius of our times, Zig Ziglar's unique delivery style and powerful messages have earned him many honors, and today he is considered one of the most versatile authorities on the science of human potential. Ten of his twenty–eight books have been on the best-seller lists, and his titles have been translated into more than thirty–eight languages and dialects. He is a committed family man, a dedicated patriot, and an active church member. Zig lives in Plano, Texas, with his wife, Jean.

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LIFE PROMISES FOR LEADERS

inspirational Scriptures and devotional thoughts
By Zig Ziglar

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2012 Zig Ziglar
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4143-6462-9


Chapter One

LIFE PROMISES

I [Paul] do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. PHILIPPIANS 3:13-14

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. HEBREWS 11:1

God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 TIMOTHY 1:7

ONE THING

PAUL WAS THE GREATEST LEADER in the history of the church, but he wasn't cocky. He knew he was still a work in progress. His days were filled with starting churches, managing leaders, and taking the gospel to everyone in the known world, but he reduced his job description to "one thing," or in management terms, the rigorous commitment to a singular objective that has two parts: not dwelling on the past, but reaching ahead to achieve the vision of the future.

The past can bog us down in different ways: Some of us feel ashamed by failures in our personal lives or in business, and every decision we make is colored by the fear that we'll make the same mistake again. Others of us live in past glories. We've enjoyed stunning success, but instead of using our gains as a foundation for future growth, we keep reliving those memories. Living in the past, whether failed or successful, takes our lives out of focus.

Paul says, "Forget the past and move on," and he encourages us to uncover and embrace a God-sized cause, one that has a positive impact on people and expands His Kingdom.

What are some past failures or successes you need to leave behind?

Is there a God-sized cause that has gripped your heart?

LIFE PROMISES

The Lord answered ... and said:

"Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it." HABAKKUK 2:2-3

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. HEBREWS 10:23

Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. HEBREWS 12:1-2

WRITE IT DOWN!

SOME OF US WANDER from one thing to another our whole lives. We're capable of so much more, but we have never clarified our purpose in life. An out-of-focus purpose can't inspire us, but a crystal-clear lens on God's purpose for us rivets our attention and gives us energy to keep going until we reach our goals.

While the prophet Habakkuk was in prayer, God told him to write down the vision He was giving him. We need to write our vision down in clear, compelling language so that it grips our hearts. A clearly written vision statement frees us from confusion so that we can "run" instead of wander, stumble, or go backward. A clear vision overcomes inertia and produces the inspiration to run toward our goals.

But the fulfillment of our vision is in His timing, not ours. Seldom does anyone move in a straight line from the conception of a dream to its fulfillment. Far more often, we experience ups and downs, delays and disappointments. These, though, won't stop us if we keep our eyes on our purpose and on the One who has given it to us.

Do you have a clear, compelling vision statement?

What would it (or does it) mean to you to have one?

(Continues...)



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