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00248 - Riches, Relevance and Relationships

Updated: Mar 9, 2023

A challenge for a leader who is caught up in any of these three words. The temptations of money, limelight and affairs are very real. There have been many public examples of well known ministers who’s lives have gone off the rails for any of these temptations.

To combat these temptations, 1) Live off a monthly budget, don’t change it. 2) When affirmation comes, keep your feet on the ground and don’t pander to it. 3) Never put yourself in a compromised position, always be accountable to someone.

These three things have brought down many leaders, don’t be one of them! Proverbs 11:14 says ‘Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety.’ (NKJV) The best advice for leaders is find accountable friends who ask you life questions in all three areas. God will get you through if you remain accountable.


Be an example not a victim, lead, don’t follow!


Lord, help my weaknesses, help me learn to be accountable in all I do. Amen.

Action Point

If you are in leadership, find three friends, one for each area what will keep your feet on the ground!

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(NKJV) Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Copyright © Carl Brettle – All Rights Reserved.

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