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5 Giants Every Emerging Leader Must Slay

Then he took his staff in his hand and chose five smooth stones from the brook and put them in his shepherds pouch. His sling was in his hand, and he approached the Philistine. When the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. And David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone and slung it and struck the Philistine on his forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the ground. 1 Samuel 17: 40; 48-49

From research and the study of leadership, I have pulled some incredible words and sources that have greatly influenced my thinking on the five giants every leader must battle with.

  1. Pride: The Great Sin:

Well, now, we have come to the centre. According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, Pride. Unchastity, anger, greed drunkenness, and all that, are mere fleabites in comparison; it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man Pride always means enmityit is enmity. And not only between man and man, but enmity to God For Pride is a spiritual cancer: it eats up the very possibility of love, or contentment, or even common sense. Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis

  1. Sexual Immorality:

FLEE! 1 Corinthians 6:18

  1. Distraction:

Im not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, dont get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but Ive got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onwardto Jesus. Im off and running, and Im not turning back. So lets keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred visionyoull see it yet! Now that were on the right track, lets stay on it. The Message, Philippians 3:12-16

  1. The Old Man and his Pagan Ways:

True Christianity is a fight. He must fight the flesh. Even after conversion he carries within him a nature prone to evil, and a heart weak and unstable as water. That heart will never be free from imperfection in this world, and it is a miserable delusion. Holiness, J.C. Ryle

  1. A False View of Success:

Success is
knowing your purpose in life,
growing to reach your maximum potential, and
sowing seeds that benefit others.
The Success Journey, Dr. John Maxwell
By brent crowe

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