One of my favorite quotes about leadership is from Napoleon: “Leaders are dealers in hope.”
As a leader it’s my job to help people have hope. People in our churches and ministries and teams are scarred and hurting. Some of them are not sure what to do about their problems or if they even matter to anyone. Leaders like you need to respond to the crisis of fear by transfusing the hope that we have into everyone that we can.
What does hope do?
Hope shines brightest when the hour is darkest.
Hope motivates when discouragement comes.
Hope energizes when the body is tired.
Hope sweetens while the bitterness bites.
Hope sings when all melodies are gone.
Hope believes when the evidence is eliminated.
Hope listens for answers when no one is talking.
Hope climbs over obstacles when no one is helping.
Hope endures hardship when no one is caring.
Hope smiles confidently when no one is laughing.
Hope reaches for answers when no one is asking.
Hope presses toward victory when no one is encouraging.
Hope dares to give when no one is sharing.
Hope brings the victory when no one is winning.
– John Maxwell, Think on These Things
Our job in children’s ministry is to saturate families with hope so that they can find strength in God.
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Who needs a transfusion of the hope that you have this week?