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My Rule of 5

Recently I received an email from John Maxwell’s Leadership Wired.  It described five rules leaders should apply to their lives everyday.  As I examined the five rules, I realized that they could benefit my life in many ways outside of my work life.  Here they are and how we can apply them to our lives

  • LEAD — Whether you believe it or even want to believe it, you are a leader.  It may be to a child or simply a child in the faith.  Someone looks up to you.  You are further along in your walk with the Lord than someone.  We should take that seriously.  We should prepare for it.  We should even, I daresay, look for the opportunities.
  • GROW — Sanctification is real.  It is the process of the Holy Spirit shaping us daily into who God wants us to be.  Like any growing thing, we need the proper food to stimulate growth.  We should fill up on what will help us to grow in the Lord.
  • CREATE — God is creative.  That should be obvious from looking at the world around us, as well at the first chapters of the Bible.  With being made in this God’s image, it should not surprise us that He has made us creative beings as well.  Nor should it surprised in the various ways that this creativity manifests itself within us.
  • EXCEL — God has blessed us in so many ways.  He has chosen and called us to be His people.  Seeking excellence in all we do brings Him glory.  Doing less than that actually dishonors the Lord.
  • SERVE — It is probably obvious to us that we should serve the Lord.  Christ modeled a life of service to each other as well.  When we seek to serve each other, we build the Body and stimulate each other to love as well.

I found Maxwell’s Rule of 5 helpful.  It helps me to focus on areas the Lord wants me to display Him in my life.

Have you ever heard of John Maxwell’s Rule of 5?  Do you find it helpful for your life?

  1. October 22, 2013 at 5:44 am

    I’ve never heard of it (I am not a fan of his). But I do like your application.

  2. robshep
    October 22, 2013 at 6:37 am

    Never heard of it. Like it!

  3. sparkvoice
    October 22, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I’m a fan and subscriber to the same newsletter – love the ability of connecting it to everyday life.

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