The latest issue of Enrichment contains an excerpt from Jodi Detrick’s new book, The Jesus-Hearted Woman (paperback, Kindle). Here’s the conclusion of the excerpt:
Many times while writing about these 10 qualities so crucial to being an enduring and endearing leader, I’ve discovered something that startled my predictable way of thinking, encouraged the deeper places in my heart, or inspired my sagging hopes.
There were also times when the bigger revelation was just how Jodi-hearted I am, instead of how Jesus-hearted I should be.
Yet, I take heart in this: all these leadership qualities (and infinitely more) are personified in Jesus. Colossians 2:9,10, gives me hope: “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness.”
As we make more room for Jesus in our lives, He transforms our hearts, develops the qualities we need to serve Him best, and ultimately brings us to fullness. This, too, is a long journey with many twists and turns. But His Spirit is navigating our steps, and He knows just how to get us there.
Detrick outlines “10 qualities of Jesus-hearted leadership” in the excerpt, qualities that apply as equally to Jesus-hearted me as to Jesus-hearted women. They are confidence, authenticity, humility, stamina, resilience, courage, self-awareness, kindness, soul care, and vision.
Read the whole thing here.