HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

8. Articulate

It is hard to lead others if you cannot state your thoughts clearly and forcefully. Leaders like Paul aim to persuade men, not coerce them (2 Corinthians 5:11).

Leaders who are spiritual do not muster a following with hot air or waves or words but rather with crisp, solid, compelling sentences.

The apostle Paul aimed, like all good leaders, at the clarity in what he said. According to Colossians 4:4, he asked the people to pray for him, “That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.”

It is astonishing and lamentable how many people today cannot speak in complete sentences. The result is that a great fog surrounds their thought. Neither they nor their listeners know exactly what they are talking about. A haze settles over the discussion and you walk away wondering what it was all about. If no one rises above the muddle-headedness and verbal chaos of “You know . . . I mean . . . Just really”, there will not be any leadership.

Author: Godfrey Gregg

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