The Leadership of Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great (July, 356 BC to 323 BC) began the conquest of taking over and ruling the world in his twenties, and within ten years, he became known as the world’s greatest military leader. I’m not here to debate his morals or the worthiness of his titles, but he had some wonderful attributes that made him a good leader/conqueror. Take these things I’m about to give you, and cast them out to your coworkers, family, and friends. Better yet just live them and watch others follow your leadership.
Alexander Studied The Opposition For Weakness
- Alexander looked for holes in his enemies defenses; unguarded walls or any vulnerability. The devil does this to Christians every day. We get put on our heals, become defensive, and spend our time always fighting off attacks. 2 Corinthians 2:11 says, Satan will gain an advantage if we are ignorant of his designs (unbelief, discouragement, jealousy, strife, lie, sickness, gossip, etc.). Know where you are vulnerable and protect yourself. Guard that area.
Alexander Lightened the Load of His Men Before Going to Battle
- We must lay down the baggage of life we are carrying around that causes us to sin or to be unfruitful.
- 2 Timothy 2:4 – Paul says no solider entangles himself with the affairs of this life–Lay aside every weight and sin that so easily besets you in your leadership.
Alexander Fed His Men Well and Made Them Rest
- It is impossible to fight natural war without energy in the body. You can wear your physical body down until it affects your mind and spirit. Eating right and resting are essential to having the ability to fight the enemy.
- When David was running from King Saul he stopped and ate the showbread from the Tabernacle. People, problems, problem people, stress, lack of sleep, busyness, and strife are all things that deplete our soul.
- There must be rest for the body, rest for the mind and food for the spirit (feed your spirit by being faithful to your church, getting involved and reading His Word daily).
Alexander Believed There Will Always be Casualties and Suffering
- 2 Timothy 2:12, “If we suffer, we shall also reign with Him.” We were never promised there would be no problems when we gave our lives to Christ. God will either put the fire out or walk through the fire with you.
Alexander Did Extensive Follow-Up
- After the battle; yes it does come to an end. Examine yourself and don’t be ashamed to reach out for help and strength (Even during the battle, be open for support).
- Look back during your battle what you did or didn’t do, and prepare your heart and spirit to conquer your weaknesses the next time the enemy attacks
Lord, help me to help your people not be deceived, but be victorious children of God!