I. We develop Consistency in three main areas:
1. Right habits are the key to happiness.
a. Happiness is a result of right habits practiced or repeated over a long
period of time.
2. Lead your emotions or they will lead you.
3. Our words reflect our heart at that time. (Proverbs 18:21, NKJV)
a. Our words bring life or death to the relationship.
II. Three attributes of the heart that are expressed through our words.
a. The people you lead depend upon your honesty.
b. They need to trust you.
c. If you want to lead, you have to be honest with your people.
a. The people you lead need hope.
b. They need you as a leader to live, experience, and express that hope.
c. Hope is the confident expectation of a positive future in spite of your
d. Your confident expectation – your hope for a positive future rests on
God’s purposes and resources, not yours.
3. Honor: (Ephesians 5:21, CEV; Psalm 31:19, NLT)
a. Speaking words that build others up, communicate value, and show
respect to you as a leader.
b. Honor – to value, respect, or highly esteem to treat as precious, weighty
c. Honor builds up; therefore, believes the best.
d. Without honor; to dishonor, therefore, believes the worst.