Leaders Create security in environment to facilitate growth and productivity
When people live under Fathering Leadership, they know they are loved and valued, they feel safe from criticism and do not fear making a mistake, they grow through active problem solving and are highly productive in their pursuits.
Whether your pursuits are completing your education, losing weight, an athletic goal or a career pursuit, you need the right environment to see growth.
Fathering Leadership Characteristics
Fathering Leaders create security to raise healthy kids and mentor overcoming disciples. Let’s consider these two verses on this subject:
Eph.5:25 – Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her.
1 Pet.3:7 – You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.
Consider a husband who is kind. He brings his wife little gifts, helps her with things important to her, makes her laugh. Toward her faults and the little ways she does things different than he would, he lives with her in an understanding way, laying his life down for her as Christ loved the church, covering her with love.
A Warm Environment of Growth
The husband can bring warm sunshine, good soil, and refreshing rain into his home. The right conditions for a plant to grow strong, beautiful and fruitful.
When disagreements arise and a husband talks respectfully with his wife and shows her honor, he creates a safe environment for his entire family.
Nobody fears making mistakes or being criticised.
Fear of failure does not predominate.
People talk through their problems and overcome.
People keep trying new skills until they learn them.
Nobody is “dropping out” on their pursuits in life.
These same principles apply to any leader in any organization.
Benefits for these Fathering Leaders
“Your prayers will not be hindered.” (1 Pet.3:7) God is saying a lot here.
You get movement in life as a leader.
You foster healthy relationships all around you. And what’s more,
You move ahead in your own calling and prayer pursuits.
I believe with all my heart this is the call on the church today. She has had many teachers but not many fathers. If this post strikes a chord with you, check out our new book, The Sonship Empowered Life. It’s full of stories, examples, and keys to grow in your Christian walk.
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