The attitude of the leader, coupled with a positive atmosphere in the organization, can encourage people to accomplish great things. And consistent accomplishment generates momentum. Many times momentum is the only difference between a winning, positive growth climate and a losing, negative growth climate.
Leaders cannot afford to overlook the importance of momentum: With momentum, Leaders look better than they actually are. With momentum, followers increase their performance. Without momentum, leaders look worse than they actually are. Without momentum, followers decrease their performance.
Whether you win or lose a particular game-which there are 162 in baseball per season, the most important and vital part of the whole game is the team’s cohesiveness. It is crucial that the team learns to read each other, share the same goals and has the same vision. They depend on the leadership to guide them but at the time of play, it is up to them to react without hesitation. Each team member has the ability to influence the person around them. Their attitude is vital and contagious. The team also has worked on memorizing strengths and weaknesses of the opposing team and each other. Instead of tearing each other down, they are willing to step up and do extra to ensure that the team as a whole is working effectively. There is only one ball at play during the game, therefore not everyone can chase after the ball to make the play. Someone has to cover the bases and be ready at a moment’s notice for whatever is coming up next.
Against the Odds
No matter how unfair life seems or how often you may have failed in the past, you can still change and improve your life. And not only change, but grow into the best, most authentic version of yourself that you can be. My friends, it’s time to stop feeling that the odds are stacked against you and time to start stacking the odds in your favor!
Built to Build
Be a people builder everywhere you go. Take time to compliment someone for no reason other than to please God. Do you want to see the miraculous or not? Look, do I have to remind you that you are in a spiritual program where you get to see the supernatural reveal itself? Watch what happens. Everywhere you go, make positive deposits, instead of negative withdrawals. When you get up in the morning, instead of applying your energies to how you can be blessed, find some way to be a blessing to someone else. If you will make somebody else’s day, God will make yours. I will say it one final time so you don’t miss your blessing. If you take the time to make someone else’s day, God will make yours. Make it a lifestyle, he will make your life an incredible beautiful portrait. Flow of God’s economy.. All you have to give is what you’ve been given to give.
Power Under Pressure
Friend, if you are facing a Red Sea situation, remember, it only seems impossible to you. God has a plan; it may be something different than you could ever imagine, but He has a plan. He will get you to the other side. He has not left you.
Plug It In!
Now what kinds of gifts will God give you? That depends on the job He has called you to do. Paul talked about these gifts in 1 Corinthians. God has every angle covered. He provides the job, the “service”, and the power. All you have to do is believe it number one, and gain that relationship with the Holy Spirit. Stop leaving Him out. He is your source of power. Rely on Him. He will give you the strength to resist temptation, yes, but do so much more than that. He will give you your life plan. He will feed you the details you have always wanted. He is the power to execute that plan that he leads you toward. He is a powerful person!
When the Tables Turn
Galatians 5:22-23 says When the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, gentleness, and self-control. You may have had your sins forgiven, but you achieved no spiritual maturity because your flesh was in the way. On the path to spiritual maturity, even temptation becomes a stepping stone rather than a stumbling block when you realize that it is just as much an occasion to do the right thing as it is to do the wrong thing. Every time you choose to do good instead of sin, you are growing in the character of Christ. So, God uses the opposite situation of each fruit to allow us a choice. Integrity is built by defeating the temptation to be dishonest; humility grows when we refuse to be prideful; and endurance develops every time you reject the temptation to give up. We are in a disciple process here, so every time you defeat a temptation, you become more like Jesus!