There are many people today who call themselves great leaders.
While the world has its own definition of authentic, dynamic leadership, the Scriptures teach us how to be first in the Kingdom of God.
This matters greatly because this Kingdom is an unshakable one, a permanent one, and one that will certainly mark you in this Earth.
I know this Kingdom well, and I preach about its presence readily through my platform.
I love this Kingdom, because its principles work when we apply them correctly.
And this same Kingdom has given to us tools to sharpen our minds so we become effective witnesses and agents in the Earth.
Nothing I teach comes from mere head knowledge, either.
Every lesson I deliver emerges from actual experience and is supported by the stories written in the Scriptures.
When the Holy Spirit confirms the Word I deliver, He solidifies the message so people just like you, Beloved, understand His Word and His power are real today.
And when we practice His Truths and implement His ways, we experience a full life.
Not only that, but He will quicken us to be sharp, wise, bold, audacious, humble, and powerful in whatever industry we dominate.
In other words, He will show us how to be most effective as leaders, especially during a time when our nation is at its worse.
Dr. Myles Munroe once said, "We need leadership that comes from another place that impacts Earth. We need leadership that can tap into a power that's beyond our limitations."
These statements ring true for us, especially now within this social, political, and economic space.
In 2016, I set out to prove to people -- PUBLICLY -- that we can tap into the Holy Spirit, gain accurate insight from Him regarding what's to come, use that insight to prepare strategies to help our communities, and then witness the greatest move of God.
I did not keep this Wisdom from anyone, and FREELY shared the Word to thousands on my platform.
I proved that in this hour, God would raise up leaders from "the least among us" who have hard, scandalous, difficult stories. He would use their voices to make an impact, because they have been forgiven of much.
Therefore, they will love harder.
The bedrock of the Conscious Conservative Movement has been to SHOW rising leaders how this can be done, regardless of their story.
God would bring them to the heights of their industry as long as they remembered HIM at that level.
But the second pride takes root in their hearts, He would cut them off.
Because in this next revival and reformation, not a single man or woman will get the glory.
This is a lesson I will continue teaching as more rising leaders find their way to our Movement and Ministry.
Leadership at this level calls for complete submission to the Holy Spirit's core principles.
This includes practicing:
Leaders in this hour cannot fail to implement these spiritual laws as they seek to lead others.
And if they desire to manifest their full calling and potential, here is a lesson that will help them identify key traits that turn ordinary humans into extraordinary giants.
Leadership is not always innate.
It can be taught, but it will require your active obedience to the instructions given to you.
While everyone is capable of leading in some way, the majority of the human population will relegate themselves to a "follower's status" because the price is too high.
Most people will never tap into their greatness or ingenuity because the fire gets too hot.
But that's why so much turmoil runs rampant in our communities and our nation...
...because people won't rise to the challenge...
...because people won't lead...
...because people won't be exactly what God called them to be.
This ought not be so among those affiliated with the Conscious Conservative Movement or The Foundation's ministry.
You have a calling. You have a story. You have an assignment that will impact people locally.
I pray, Beloved, that you make the choice today to be extraordinary.
Forget your fear for a moment, and ask yourself whose life will be transformed as a result of your obedience.
Whose life is hanging in the balance because you choose to ignore the prodding you feel right now as you read this leadership lesson?
What are you called to do, and are you willing to pay the price to see that calling manifested?
While you may never know the extent of your legacy, Heaven is always recording.
There are rewards available right now if you decide to walk in your purpose.
And now you are in a company of other leaders who will provide the support you need.
Choose this day what you will do tomorrow.
Make this moment count.
When all is said and done, at least you can stand before God and say, "I did what you asked."
And let Him tell you, "Well done."
Felecia Killings is an Award-Winning Coach, Best-Selling Author, and CEO of The Felecia Killings Foundation. Since 2011, she's trained men and women to build virtual ministries using their powerful stories while helping them cultivate a strong leadership presence in the online space. She is the author of the best-selling compilation, the Conscious Conservative Book Collection, and her newest works, My Beloved Women's Ministry Book Collection, offered exclusively at The Felecia Killings Foundation. In addition, she oversees the company's book-publishing services. In 2022, she opened the door for rising leaders in her ministry and movement to have their books published on her national platform.