Redemptive Gift of Ruler
Sandra Bullock in the movie, The Blind Side, plays an excellent redemptive gift of ruler.
She has no issues with taking charge and reaching her goals.
In the story, she takes in a high school boy who, for the first time ever, begins to play football. In one scene, he isn’t quite understanding his role on the field.
So one day, during the middle of practice, she walks out onto the field into the middle of the huddle, and explains to him what he should be doing. Her small stature physically moves these “giants” around, explaining the game in simple terms and they started playing much better. She was not intimidated by the coach nor the players — she knew what to do.
Jehovah Tsidkenu — God our Righteousness — is revealed in Jeremiah 23, where it talks about a king reigning in righteousness, justice, and judgment. A chief drive of ruler is to rule, to lead. They quite naturally see what goals need to be reached and how to reach them.
What makes a ruler tick?
Drive – To lead. They want to move forward and “go” somewhere. they see what needs to be done and see how to do it. Defining goals and steps to reach them. keep rulers in leadership positions.
The characteristics of ruler flow from this drive:
- Great under pressure
- Empire builders — many of the great military generals throughout history have been rulers
- Good with time management
- Not overly caught up in details
Strength – Reach goals. Rulers have an incredible sense of tenacity (some may say “pushiness”) to keep pressing till the goal is met. Determination and natural instincts allow them to accomplish just about anything. If something’s not functioning well, giving them the output they’re looking for, they will adapt and change or do whatever’s necessary to keep moving forward.
Weakness – Overbearing, being a “bull in a china shop.” At times, rulers don’t know how to stop pushing, sometimes even running over people in order to reach their goal. In their thinking, the end can justify the means.
Rulers are the “movers and shakers” of the world. They get things done. However, they need to develop their mentoring ability and trust God’s timetable on projects and plans instead of their own. When they are able to do this, they do great things for the kingdom.
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