Myles Munroe: There are only two animals the creator identified Himself with, the first one is the eagle and the second is the lion. And when I identified those two animal as His favourite to identify Himself with, I recognised I better study these two animals because if He is the leader of the universe, I want to be a leader on earth.
The lion and eagle are kings in their domain. Eagle is the king of bird kingdom and the lion is the king of animal kingdom. The lion has what I called the “spirit of leadership” and this word spirit here is referring to “attitude”. A leader has a attitude that makes him or her different from followers.
The lion is the king of the jungle but the lion to me is a great source of encouragement to all of us.
1. The lion is not the tallest in the jungle
2. The lion is not the largest in the jungle
3. The lion is not the heaviest animal in the jungle
4. The lion is not the smartest or most intelligent in the jungle
And yet when shows up, they all run away.
Here is one of the favourite quote I wrote on my book and I believe it really brings home the point, “An army of sheep lead by a lion will always defeat an army of lions lead by a sheep”. And the answers to that delima is this, because leadership can transform cowards into violent worriors. The right kind of leadership can transform a timid into bold people who are fearless.
The lion is the king of the jungle because of one word “attitude”. The lion has a different attitude that makes every animal afraid of him. We don’t want to lead by fear, but it does take respect for you to become a leader. When I use the word “fear” in the jungle, we are talking about respect…
The elephant respects the lion
The hyenas respects the lion
What makes these massive animals respect such? The attitude is the difference…
A lion will see and elephant and the things that comes to mind is “lunch”, I could it this thing and he acts the way he thinks. The elephant is larger, bigger, stronger and more powerful, heavier and more intelligent and yet, when the elephant sees the lion, one word comes to mind “eater”.
Attitude is a product of belief, you can not have an attitude beyond your belief. Your attitude comes from your belief system. The lion is the king because of what he believes about himself.
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