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Learning leadership from those who led in the Bible

How Does Humility = Confidence?

Bible Character:  Moses

Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth. Numbers 12:3 NIV

We all know Moses was a great leader.  We also know from scriptures that he had weaknesses.

Moses felt he could not speak well, Moses said to the Lord, “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant.  I am slow of speech and tongue.” Exodus 4:10 NIV


Had Moses not identified his weaknesses and dealt with his insecurities, he probably would not have succeeded in leading the Israelites out of Egypt.

Contrary to what many believe, a leader who can recognize their weaknesses actually increases their capability to accomplish remarkable achievements.  Being able to identify the weakness and then advance beyond the drawback is a well identified leader. 

Moses proceeded to surround himself with people who were strong in areas he was weak.  Aaron, his brother, was able to do much of his speaking for him once they entered into Egypt. Moses could allow this because he was comfortable with his disposition.

I am guessing Moses continued to try and improve in the areas he was weak.

Are you Always Right?

An organization is much stronger when a leader doesn’t always have to be right!  It can really dictate decision making when an individual is not humble enough to accept others in the organization being correct… and themselves being wrong.

A humble person is more concerned about what is right than being right, about acting on good ideas than having the idea –Steven Covey

Being humble frees you to give credit to others instead of worrying about yourself.

Moses, a very humble man, gained confidence and became a great leader.



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