Who really is a promising young leader?

Promising young leadersI don’t know how many I’ve heard it, but someone will remark about an emerging young leader, “Watch that young person, “They’ve got a lot of promise!  They’re on their way up!”  Sometimes the comment is made about someone who has a lot of talent or, as they say… “savey.”  Other times it may be a remark about someone unusually industrious and conscientious.  I always cringe a bit when the comment is used for someone with unbridled or unprincipled aggression.  But the Bible urges comments like that for individuals of a different sort…

“Mark the blameless and behold the upright!  There is a future for the person of peace.  But transgressors shall be altogether destroyed; the future of the wicked shall be cut off.  The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their stronghold in the time of trouble.  The Lord helps them and delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in Him.”  (From Psalm 37:37-40)

We need to be more aware and alert to that kind of person it seems to me!  People with righteous lifestyles, integrity, and values that promote peace!  Not only do they have what it takes to succeed, God Himself is their advocate and helper!  Take Joseph in the Old Testament as an example… It didn’t matter what evil he experienced or negative experiences that came his way, the Bible says, “God MADE him to prosper.”  I’ll take that kind of person any day in an organization I’m a part of… Oh, and yes, I want to be that kind of person.

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