One who leads in the ways of God will lead others in righteousness and the Bible says that they will shine like the stars in the heavens. This person will be called brilliant because of the insight that the Lord gives to them.
Daniel 12:3 Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
A true leader is a servant and the true model for leadership is a servant leader. This is different than in the world where leaders will lord it over others.
Matthew 23:11 But the greatest among you shall be your servant.
This kind of leader will be considered great, not only in God’s eyes but also in the eyes of men.
Proverbs 12:26 The righteous is a guide to his neighbor, But the way of the wicked leads them astray.
This leader will speak forever because they will listen to the truth. Notice it does not say the one who speaks the truth will speak forever but the one who listens to the truth. The Bible says that what you listen to is what you will talk about.
Proverbs 21:28 A false witness will perish, But the man who listens to the truth will speak forever.
The Bible says that what you listen to is what you will talk about. You can tell what a person listens to by what he or she talks about. If you really want to know where a person’s heart is then listen to them talk, not only to you but listen to their conversations when you are in a group with them. Many a young man will become for a moment what you want in order to win your heart but the change will not last if that is not who they really are.
Luke 6:45 The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.
This is one of the reasons why the Lord says to watch over what goes into your heart.
Proverbs 4:23 Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.
The only way that you will know the truth is if you know the One who is the Truth. His words are truth and He wants you to know His words.
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
The Bible is the only source of truth. To the degree that you know the Bible will be to the degree that you know the truth.
II Samuel 7:28 Now, O Lord God, You are God, and Your words are truth, and You have promised this good thing to Your servant.
Finally, who you are is what those who follow you will become. What you get excited about is what they will get excited about. If you don’t get excited about the things of the Lord then don’t expect anyone else to get excited about them.
Luke 6:40 A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.