Leadership – Beautiful and Brutal


Leadership is “brutiful”—there is a brutal side to it, and there is a beautiful side to it.

O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man (Nehemiah 1:11).


Leadership is “brutiful”—there is a brutal side to it, and there is a beautiful side to it. To be a great leader requires constant work, maximum effort and selfless dedication to the vision God has given you.

Nehemiah knew what it took to lead. He understood that leaders take people where they need to go, not just where they want to go. He realized that, while leadership is not easy, it is worth the effort to follow through with God’s plans.

What area has God placed you in for your leadership? Are you putting in maximum effort and energy to lead those around you to where God wants to take them?


Start today by thanking God for the leadership responsibilities He has given to you. Ask Him for the ability to lead effectively for His purposes.


Make a list of your own leadership qualities. Next to each, write one way you can utilize that quality over the next 24 hours.

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