"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law." NKJV
I was reading from John Maxwell's Leadership Bible (I love it) and he wrote the following:
"Probably the most memorable verses in this book[Galations] are those that list the "fruit of the spirit" ... Every leader should embrace this marvelous list of inward qualities.
- Love: Is my leadership motivated by love for people?
- Joy: Do I exhibit an unshakable joy, regardless of circumstances?
- Peace: Do people see my inward peace and take courage?
- Longsuffering: Do I wait patiently for results as I develop people or goals?
- Kindness: Am I caring and understanding toward everyone I meet?
- Goodness: Do I want the best for others and for the organization?
- Faithfulness: Have I kept my commitments to the mission?
- Gentleness: Is my strength under control? Can I be both tough and tender?
- Self-Control: Am I disciplined to make progress toward my goals?
As a leader within any organization, church, or home, it is always good to do a checkup on the "fruits" that are evident in our lives. Great thoughts to start my day, thought they might be good to share :)