How You Lead Depends on Who You Think You Are

Your leadership ability is tied to your identity. You will never be able to lead anyone beyond where you see yourself. You must believe you can do something before you can lead anyone else to do it. Who you think you are will determine how you lead.

How You Lead

People will want to follow you if you can teach them how they can become better than they are. That starts with cultivating a belief in who you can become—based on God’s word—so you can help others believe who they can become.

To improve how you lead, use these Scriptures to cultivate your belief in who you can become.


1. See it


In order to become the person you want to be, you must first have a vision of who want to become. Seeing who you can be leads to believing who you can be.

You can get a vision of who you can become by understanding how God sees you. Fill your mind with what the Scripture says about you. Then believe you are who God says you are.

The Scripture says that you are

  • God’s workmanship (Ephesians 2:10)
  • A child of God (John 1:12)
  • God’s fellow worker (2 Corinthians 6:1)

The enemy of your soul does not want you to believe that you are who God says you are. You have probably been told by others that you are not who God says you are. So you will have to relearn who you are by reading who God says you are.


2. Be it


Once you understand who you God says you are, you must believe it to the point that you can live it.

You must make your daily living reflect the scriptural reality of your identity. God has said who you are. You must believe that in your thoughts and reflect it in your actions.

The Scripture says that you can

  • Do good works (Ephesians 2:10)
  • Bear fruit that won’t spoil (John 15:16)
  • Do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13)

The enemy of your soul does not want you to believe that you can do what God says you can do. You have likely been told that you cannot do what God says you can do. You must internalize what God is capable of doing through you.


3. Teach it


When you can internalize God’s truth about you, then you can help others grasp this truth for their own lives.

Let everything you do become a teachable opportunity. Live your life as an object lesson for others to emulate. Whether it’s in your home or workplace, be a model of the way of life you want others to live.

The Scripture says you are

  • A witness for what Christ has done (Acts 1:3)
  • The salt of the earth and the light of the world (Matthew 5:13-14)
  • A minister of reconciliation for God (2 Corinthians 5:17-21)

The enemy of your soul does not want you to help others understand who they are and what they can do. You will have to frequently remind yourself of what God has shown you in the Scripture and what He has helped you become—that way you can lead others to come to that same understanding. And how you lead all starts with making who you think you are match who God says you are.


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