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Thursday; October 5

One of my favorite modern authors is Simon Sinek.  To me he has an in interesting look at the world and an understandable way of expressing it.  The other day I was looking at some of his ideas and came across this one, “There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it.”.  Simply put, we can try to change people by forcing them to do something we want them to do or encouraging them to accomplishing something they want to achieve.  When it comes to leadership the issue is whose interest do we put first? Mr. Sinek has a modern-day audience, but this message has been around for centuries.  Many of the biblical characters relied upon their influence to make and develop disciples.  Jesus showed people what was important to Him and encouraged them to become His disciples.  One of His earliest appeals was to a some local fishermen when He said, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19)  The apostle Paul was willing to give …