Then Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain and said, “This is what you are to say to the descendants of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel: ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.” Exodus 19:3-6
No man has ever learned how to be a leader without the example or relationship with another. All of us are shaped by the way we have been lead. Those experiences, either positive or negative, give considerable influence over the way our styles of leadership are hammered out. Every authority in your life has exercised leadership and in some way set an example. Learn from the best leader: God. In Exodus 19, God demonstrates a personal touch long before He makes an ask.
God gives Moses three personal touches that laid a foundation for leadership. He reminded them of His love, the victories He won on their behalf, and the future He laid out for them. Then, and only then, God asks them to obey, giving specific commands. Don't miss that the most exceptional leader began with a gentle call and built trust, even though He didn't have to. As men, we should expect great things from people we lead. Follow God's example and give the right personal touches before the challenging ask.
DO THIS TODAY: Encourage someone you lead.