Leadership Lessons from the Life of Moses


Know When to Take a Risk

Moses listens to God.

Moses obeys God’s word.

Great, otherwise unforeseen opportunities often come from risk-taking.

 Taking risks shows confidence and helps you stand out.

We learn from risks — and those lessons may lead us on an important, new path.

Success won’t fall in your lap — you have to pursue it

You don’t achieve your dreams by playing it safe.


Embracing risk-taking helps you overcome a fear of failure.

It was a great risk for Moses to go back to face the Egyptian he wronged 40 year ago.

If you want to see great promotion, you should be willing to face your worst fears.

Leadership demands commitment to the vision in the face of ridicule.

But Moses also challenges God at critical moments.

Moses does not challenge out of petulance. Moses questions God out of passion.

The seminal moment is at the top Mount Sinai when God expresses anger at the Israelites for building a golden calf. God vows to destroy the people for their blasphemy.

Moses urges God to reconsider In effect, Moses tells God to “cool it.” Moses defends the people, saying they may have sinned but they can repent.

It took courage for Moses to take that risk. In the end, however, God agrees with him. The people are saved. The covenant is sustained.

When have you taken a big risk?

 Did you appreciate or regret it?

This is how we spell Faith: R.I.S.K

Without RISK you cannot Please God

#Be a Risk Taker