Leadership Lessons from Lions
Lions are the kings of the jungle. They are symbol of strength, power and ferocity. As we observe their life, we will learn life and leadership lessons:
“When a lion saw an elephant, he saw a lunch, not a threat. “ – Dr. Myles Munroe
– Lions see themselves as Kings, as Conquerors. You are small because that is how you think you are. See yourself how God sees you. The Bible says in Psalms 23:7 that “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he”. Everything comes from how you see yourself. You should know and secured on your identity in Christ Jesus. The more you know Christ, the more you know who you are and what you are capable of.
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he..” (Psalms 23:7)
Jesus knows who He is when He came in this world. He knows His assignment, and He knows His significance. You have a GREAT POTENTIAL. But if you don’t have the BELIEF, your potential will become a victim of your present belief.
“When a lion roar, everyone is paying attention.”
Boldness does not mean you are always aggressive. But it means that everything you do or say should be remarkable, powerful that captures everyone attention. Lions make themselves heard throughout the kingdom. Start your leadership by knowing yourself and enjoy it. Be expressive. If your talent is writing, express yourself through it. If it is singing, express yourself through it. Lion is not shy. Be bold! Be bold on your gift. Be bold on your passion! Use it for His glory!
“Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)
LIONS DON’T WALK WITH DOGS
“Lions gather together with their own kind.”
Unlike other cats, lions are very social animals. They live in groups, called prides. and they don’t walk with other creatures – they just walk with their own kind. You can’t be successful if you surround yourself with negative people. Seek the company of lions. Choose your company very carefully. Keep a company with the same heartbeat, same fierceness, same blood, same passion!
“Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”” (1 Corinthians 15:33)
LIONS DO NOT EAT DEAD MEAT.
“They eat their prey alive. Warmblooded. “
Be wise in your feeding. Choose wisely.
What are you watching during your free time? Choose wisely because we will become what we eat.
Choose what you watch. Choose what you hear. Choose what you eat. Don’t eat dead meat. They are not healthy. Have a healthy diet. Eat the Word of God daily with fresh revelations from it – and you will have a healthy life.
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” (Proverbs 4:23)
LIONS MENTOR THE NEXT GENERATION KINGS
“Lionesses bring their cubs and let them watch how the lions strategically catch and eat their prey.”
Lions prepares the next generation of the kingdom. Leaders love mentoring. They prepare the next generation leaders. They are generational. As Dr. Myles Munroe quoted “Great leaders do not seek power, but they seek to empower”. We are responsible for the next generation’s success. How we prepare them is how we prepare our future.
Things to remember:
The first act of true leadership is to identify, train and develop a replacement.
True leaders do not retire. They just go to the next phase.
Mentoring’s goal is not to have a “copy paste” of you. The goal is to develop people who will become greater than you.
You are bigger than your current position. Do not let your current position trap and limit your exposure. Train people to take your place so God can expand your territory.
“The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” (2 Timothy 2:2)
LIONS FIND TIME TO REST
“Lions can spend 20 hours in sleeping.”
Lions find time to rest. The world right now is full of junk and situation that can pressure our lifestyle. Find time to rest your soul. If you want to have an enjoyable life, learn to not let activity dominate your life. Find time to relax. Take time for reflection.
“Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalms 37:4)
In His first coming, Jesus came as a lamb who took away the sin of the world. But in His second coming, He will come as a LION – as King of kings and Lord of lords. As Kings and Priest here on earth, we should practice our dominion that God has given to us. And as we observed the life of lions –we should see ourselves as rulers and the ones who are in charge here on earth. You are authorized!