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Reputation is people’s recognition – or rejection – of your identity and accomplishments.

Reputation is all through the Word of God.

Cain – evil
Abraham – man of faith, friend of God
Jezebel – mean, vicious woman
David – man after God’s own heart
Elijah – powerhouse
Jesus – Savior, Healer

You – ?

WE DO NOT BASE OUR WORTH ON WHAT OTHERS THINK, BUT WE DO NOT WANT TO BE DECEIVED EITHER.

Why do so many of us neglect our reputation?

We use the excuse as a Christian leader that it does not matter what other people think as long as I am good with God that is all that matters!

REALLY? Then why does this verse say this?

Acts 6:3, Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business;
Acts 10:22, And they said, “Cornelius the centurion, a just man, one who fears God and has a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews, was divinely instructed by a holy angel to summon you to his house, and to hear words from you.”
1 Tim. 3:1-2a, This is a trustworthy saying: “If someone aspires to be an elder, he desires an honorable position.” 2 So an elder must be a man whose life is above reproach. He must be faithful to his wife. He must exercise self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation……

Reputation is very important.

Reputation, whether it’s positive or negative has a direct effect on our voice in ministry.
If we have a bad reputation with some people, we could be speaking absolute truth, but they will not hear the truth, only our reputation.
If we have a good reputation and speak absolute truth, then people give us platform in their lives and our voice penetrates, permeates, and brings impact on their thoughts and decisions.

WHAT IS YOUR REPUTATION AS A LEADER?

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One primary principle that MUST populate our personage is that we can NEVER stop changing!

Most people do not like that word, and will do anything to avoid breaching the topic. As GREAT LEADERS in God’s great Kingdom, change, metamorphosis, or transformation is our lifestyle. The moment we cease to challenge ourselves to change we slide into lethargy.

How do you know if you are settling into the quicksand of a lackadaisical mindset?

A few simple questions can help to identify your condition.

1). Are you in the Word of God? If you are not in the Word, then God’s infusion of leadership skills cannot be received. We must seek Him first! Matthew 6:33, Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Barna’s study says that the average pastor prays 5 minutes a day. WE WILL NEVER ASPIRE TO GOD’S GREATNESS WITHOUT HIM LEADING OUR LIVES.

2). What leadership books, CD’s are you ingesting? If you say none, then you are beginning the slide into complacency. We MUST challenge our skill sets! No challenge means no growth. A great book to grab is “Jesus CEO” by Laurie Beth Jones.

Never stop GROWING!

We offer FREE video leadership training via the internet every Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:00pm, and Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm weekly. If you interested then send your email address and receive the link. Send your email address to drspencer@empoweringpastors.com. Visit us on the web at http://www.empoweringpastors.com.

The most difficult part of leadership is actually believing that you belong at the table!

I remember when I was struggling with this truth, my past and even my present flashed before my eyes. All I heard was, “Who do you think you are?” Our inner self struggles with feeling worthy, but until you resolve this issue in your heart and mind, you will always be overcome by yourself.

We are the ones who determine the height of our success, and that issue is rooted in whether or not you believe you belong at the table.

I remember the day that my mind was resolved. I reached that resolve by actually believing in who God said I am. We have to start believing in who God says we are.

Ps. 139:14, Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex, Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.

It happened to me sitting at my table in the kitchen with my Bible open and talking with my Creator. He finally said to me, “Micheal, do I create junk?”, “Of course not God”! The God of creation believes in you, He made you, He has plans for you, He has great success for you!

TODAY, DO YOU BELIEVE IN WHO GOD SAYS YOU ARE?
DO YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU BELONG AT THE TABLE?

RESOLVE THIS IN YOUR HEART WITH YOUR GOD. THEN YOU WILL MOVE FORWARD IN YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS.

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