Conservative Leadership: Why Morality is Invincible for Any Conservative Leader: The Secret Weapon to Winning Any Battle and Securing Victories, Even in the Midst of Hell
You are not invincible. Morality is.
Morality is invincible, and he who stands upon it to the end, stands upon an impregnable rock, so that his defeat is impossible, his triumph certain. He will be tried, and that to the uttermost, for without fighting, there can be no victory, and so only can his moral powers be perfected, and it is in the nature of fixed principles, as of everything finely and perfectly wrought, to have their strength tested and proved.
If they can't find dirt on you, they will make something up. How will you handle that scandal, even if you're innocent?
The Bible is my favorite compilation of books.
It is the one source that provides God’s laws while demonstrating how any leader who applies His Wisdom will be rewarded with honor, favor, success, wealth, and power.
It’s also the one source that delivers stories about men and women who encountered hardships that often resulted in serious scandals, some leading to their imprisonment.
Take Joseph, son of Jacob, for example.
He was the beloved son, the one who sat at his father’s feet to receive every instruction.
Often times, Joseph’s relationship with his father put him at odds with his brothers. The jealousy grew so strong, his brothers tried killing him.
When that plot failed, the brothers sold him into slavery.
While enslaved unjustly, Joseph worked inside the home of Potiphar, captain of Pharoah’s guard. Unlike most slaves, Joseph’s intellect and administrative abilities impressed Potiphar. In a short time, Joseph’s master made him a manager of the home.
Nothing was withheld from Joseph, only Potiphar’s wife.
And he made certain his moral compass kept him in line.
But his character did not stop Potiphar’s wife from desiring him.
Genesis 39 explains it best:
Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there.
At no point do we read about Joseph doing anything harmful to warrant such actions. Yet, the wickedness found in other people’s hearts caused them to hate him.
On the surface, Joseph’s story would have appeared to be a complete failure.
And yet, prior to his calamity, God had already given Joseph dreams about his future, prophecies that foretold his coming rise to political power.
Every situation Joseph encountered placed him in perfect position to manifest his God-given vision.
And not a single man could get the glory for his rise.
You can be perfect, and people will still find a reason to crucify you.
Whenever I endure a smear campaign because of my stance, I take time to see just who is affected by the digital onslaught. I observe the ones who once supported me to see how they react when the masses put on their mob hats.
And each time I see some fall away, I simply tell myself, “They are one action away from having their own lives destroyed. They are one action away from having their perfect lives tainted by one false accusation. All I need is time.”
Self-righteousness is cancerous to the human heart.
It suggests we have obtained a level of moral superiority over another person simply because “our sin isn’t as bad as their sin.”
I’ve observed this mindset among the most religious “Christians” of my time. For example, at one point, the Church’s focus was on eradicating sexual immorality, but mostly if it came packaged as homosexuality.
Fornicating with the opposite sex didn’t pack the some “sinful punch.” It wasn’t uncommon to hear preachers denounce homosexuality while they slept with multiple women in the church, many of whom were committing adultery against their wives.
But by societal standards, that type of opposite-sex sinning wasn’t as bad as homosexuality.
Then there are the other type of people who project a perfect image to the public. They say all the right things, have all the right messaging, and even spend time telling you about all the sins of other leaders.
But let the spotlight stay on them for 24 hours behind-closed-doors, and we will see an entirely different person.
And then we have another category of people: These are the ones who understand humanity is flawed. Humanity is sinful and needs morality to be its bedrock.
These are the people who sit “at their Father’s feet” to listen to His instructions, because they know His words contain life.
They adhere to His commands and take on His righteousness, which is perfectly displayed through faith in Him. They recognize no good thing can come to them unless they accurately apply His precepts so success becomes inevitable.
In essence, these individuals have learned the power of spiritual laws and Kingdom principles, which guide their moral compass, thus making them invincible to any onslaught or attack.
Those who stand upon this morality fix themselves upon an impregnable rock.
They cannot be defeated.
Even as they walk in God’s perfection, which is simply right-standing with Him, they understand that in this world, they will have tribulation (John 16:33).
They are not impervious to this fact. They don’t sit on a high horse, believing their good deeds keep them from any attacks.
They are well aware that their firm foundation makes them a target for people who love the darkness more than the light.
And they are fully cognizant that while persecution comes their way, it will only be used to place them in the position God had originally designed for them.
Perfection does not keep you from being “crucified,” Beloved.
Righteousness marks you.
And any time you make yourself available to be used as a vessel that brings empowerment to others, especially in the political space, you will be a target.
How will you handle that degree of persecution?
How will you handle a scandal?
But Coach, I’ve never done anything in my life that would be so controversial, you may be thinking.
Since when does the devil play fair?
Imagine thinking the father of lies would exempt you from his onslaught simply because you’ve done good things all your life.
If you intend to step on the battlefield and to bring life to those who are suffering in darkness, you will get hit.
Jesus said it best: “For who is powerful enough to enter the house of a strong man and plunder his goods? Only someone even stronger—someone who could tie him up and then plunder his house” (Matthew 12:29).
You cannot bring the Good News to any sphere — whether in the social, political, or economic sphere — and not expect any lies, slander, smears, and more.
Your story can be flawless; and if people cannot find dirt on you, they will concoct stories just to taint your reputation.
You are not exempt from these troubles, Beloved.
Therefore, it behooves you to learn how best to handle these situations.
You must learn how to set your face like a flint so you are not fractured during the intense moments.
You must learn to fortify your mind and to keep your soul rooted in the invincible principles that guarantee your success.
And if the stories found in the Scriptures do not ignite your resolve, let my story do it for you.
I am no superwoman.
I am not invincible.
The principles I preach and the ones I apply to my life guard me.
Morality is invincible.
And when you make yourself one with God’s laws, you become a force in the Earth that no man can destroy.
I want to encourage you today, Beloved, with this teaching.
We are living in a world filled with hate.
We are seeing our communities being destroyed by leaders whose ambitions align not with the perfect will of God.
We are witnessing our nation’s slow demise because people have made government their god, the same government that has historically been used to oppress people groups based on skin color.
We are a sick nation in need of spiritual healing.
But we will not witness this great power unless leaders like you step out in faith and do the work.
People will not receive the empowering message unless a messenger is sent.
And you are that messenger.
You are the voice that must present policies that empower and protect the people.
You are the voice that must push back against the asinine messaging that vilifies fellow Americans who have done no harm to others.
You are the voice that must give insight, wisdom, and understanding to the next generation.
If you do not complete the assignment God gave you, then He will hold you responsible for what happens to the people because they weren’t given options.
Yes, it is that serious.
And today, God has given you a Coach to help you manifest your calling in a spirit of excellence.
I will teach you how to navigate this political world while winning the battles based on morality, Kingdom principles, and spiritual laws.
When you learn to do things God’s way, you will ALWAYS get His results.
Until next time, Beloved, be blessed.
And as always, let's grow together!
- Coach Felecia Killings
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