This is the twentieth lesson in bestselling author and speaker John Maxwell’s Leadership by the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, tell them to sign up to receive John’s free email devotional here.
By John C. Maxwell
The rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem is not the story of a single successful person. The walls were rebuilt because a leader rallied many people to work together. Nehemiah asked for help, first from the king and then from the people of Jerusalem. Together they rebuilt the wall in a remarkable 52 days.
Nehemiah reminds us that leaders always enlist the help of others to accomplish a vision. Use these prompts to remind you when it’s time to ask for help:
- When the problem is bigger than you.
- When the problem becomes personal.
- When you have shared the problem with God.
- When you are willing to do your part.
- When you sense God’s approval for the vision.
- When others oppose you.
Leaders don’t always need a miracle to do something miraculous. They just need to get people working together. Don’t let insecurity, ego, or fear make you try to go it alone. That’s not what leadership is all about. In God’s kingdom, people are ready to help you at the right time in the right way. You just need to ask.
The above is adapted from The Maxwell Leadership Bible / Third Edition by John C. Maxwell (@JohnCMaxwell). Copyright © 2002, 2007, 2018 by Maxwell Motivation, Inc. Used by permission of Thomas Nelson. www.thomasnelson.com.
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