Grace: the Unnamed Quality of Great Leaders
The best leaders often thank God for their success because they know it is by design that they were where they were, when they were, with who they were for a reason - and they appreciate that. Even leaders who are not spiritual at least acknowledge that it was due to their team's effort and timing that things worked out the way they did. The bottom line - the great leader is thankful for any success that they come by.
The Rationale of Grace = Gratitude
The translations are not wrong, they just choose a different piece of the original language.
- KJV "Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace…"
- NASB "Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude…"
You can also see in the romance languages that the word for "thanks" is rooted in "grace".
- French: Grâce
- Italian: Grazie
- Spanish: Gracias
Having Grace Means You Don't Complain
Take note of your words - are you speaking with grace? Are you thankful? If you reflect on your day, can you say you spent the majority of it with an attitude of gratitude?
Try establishing a habit of reflecting on something you are grateful for on the hour every hour. It's tough when you first begin, but don't be discouraged if you miss an hour, just keep going. You'll soon see a positive upturn in the world and people around you. I promise.