Leaders are called to bless others through their life and work. They are problem solvers. They are people developers. They are providers. They are not gods but radiate the power and intention of God by aligning their motives, skills, and courage to bless others.

I’m amazed by the talent God disperses: the advances of medicine, technology, skyscrapers, music, authors, athletes, coaches, the list is unending. Skills displayed at the highest levels inspire us. Relentless effort, regardless of the outcome, inspires us. To be inspired increases our breathing and heart rate. Inspiration sharpens the mind. Our body temperature jumps and our inner person moves toward the things worthy of our existence.

Many leaders inspire me. Especially those who align their motives to be a blessing. Inspirational music and theater inspire me. One such example is a song of worship entitled “The Blessing” by Elevation Worship. You can find it on YouTube and I encourage you to do that.

The song is based upon an ancient text when Moses passed down a blessing to be spoken over the people:

“The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”

The song and the text should:

  1. Help leaders remember God is gracious

  2. Inspire us and our work to be a blessing to others

  3. Inspire us to align our motives to the highest good

Leadership is difficult but with the motive of blessing others, it is transformed into a labor of love.


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