The ultimate measure of a leader is where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience

A great leader, focus on helping his people succeed. The people who work for him, the people who engage with him, and the people whom he has a less contact with . I firmly believe a leadership position is not just a motto to keep or a title to hang on the wall but a real and tangibile manifestation of a leader. Great leaders failed not because they can't or won't but because their focus is on themselves alone. 


They are afraid that those people if and when they rose on the rank would replace or be his opponents or a complete hindrace of his goal or objective. Hypocrisy got them to believe that they are just doing it but their hands are closed and held tight. 


What would you expect for a leader who doesn't have any single idea of the position he handled or assumed? I agree wholeheartedly, there are countless and millions of books that are available publicly however, those are just a good references if those ideaswon't be able to apply and put into practice. One common reminder that has often used yet it is becoming just a quick and empty word without appreciating the truest meaning of it. It goes like this, walk what you preach. I would say, don't preach anything at all if you are not willing to be measured on your own words. 


This is quite a summary of a true leadership that embodies great strength and passion. Here's my two cents (thanks to Dr. King).


The ultimate measure of a leader is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others.

Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.
Vincent Manlapaz Vincent Manlapaz
Business Development Manager • Ziff Davis Company

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Why suicide is the ultimate denial to God

Why Suicide is Not an Option
Why suicide is the ultimate denial to God

Written by GodLife on 16/08/2016
Series: Weekly Devotional
Tags: Suicide, Depression, Failure, Betrayal, Hope, Purpose
Then Judas threw the silver coins down in the Temple and went out and hanged himself.

Matthew 27:5
Life can sometimes feel hopeless. Maybe you are going through the death of a loved one, a permanent disability, failure or betrayal. You’re not alone.

Do not choose Judas’ path of ending his own life with suicide. Instead, read on to see how some of God’s people have responded to these feelings rather than suicide:

1.Betrayal: David
David, the “man after God’s own heart,” was running away from King Saul, whom he had served. He fled to Israel’s enemies and they betrayed him, taking his family captive. Even David’s trusted followers began to turn on him: “David, too, was in anguish. Some of his men talked about stoning him because they were so bitter about their families being taken.” Who else was left at this point? “But David took comfort in the Eternal One, his True God” (1 Samuel 30:6). With God, David had stood against impossible odds before. (See 1 Samuel 17)

2. Loss: Job
Because of the devil’s attack, Job lost everything: his riches, his family… even his health. “Why does God let me live when life is miserable and so bitter? I keep longing for death more than I would seek a valuable treasure. Nothing could make me happier than to be in the grave.” (Job 3:20-22). It’s hard to imagine Job’s suffering. But he came to realize how unwise these words had been: “I have said things that I did not understand, things too great for me, which I did not know.” (Job 42:3)

3. Hopelessness: Paul
Paul was the fearless missionary (Acts 21:13) who sang in prison (Acts 16:25) and wrote part of the New Testament. He once admitted, “We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we would never live through it” (2 Corinthians 1:8).

More understanding may not change how you feel, but don’t trust your emotions. For a child of God, life is never hopeless. How can you really say you trust God with your eternity if you don't trust Him now? All of these men suffered greatly, but God had a greater plan for their lives on earth which they fulfilled. Please read 2 Corinthians 4:1 through 6:1. This is where Paul reveals this plan, and how it includes you

Pray this week:

Oh, God, I may be hurting so much right now, but I commit to trusting you no matter what. Your love for me is so great that you suffered worse for me. You have total knowledge and power. Your plan for my life is bigger than what I am going through, so I believe you will bring me through it.

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