20 Encouraging Bible Verses For Young Leaders

Leading is not always easy...and being young to leadership can sometimes have you feeling overwhelmed.

Whenever I’m feeling overwhelmed, I know I can turn to the Word of God for encouragement, guidance and hardcore leadership principles.  I love that the Bible is not only a place for leaders but for young leaders.  

So enjoy the holiday weekend and make some downtime for yourself and have a devo or two as you unpack some of these spiritual truths...


20 Verse for Young leaders:

1. Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. – 1 Timothy 4:12

2. So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. – Matthew 7:12

3.  I can do all things through him who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13

4.  Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your understanding but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.  – Proverbs 3:4-5

5.  Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. – 1 Timothy 5:17

6. It is not so among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant. – Matthew 20:26

7.  And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary. – Galatians 6:9

8. Suddenly a prophet approached Ahab king of Israel, saying, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Have you seen all this great multitude? Behold, I will deliver it into your hand today, and you shall know that I am the Lord.’” So Ahab said, “By whom?”  And he said, “Thus says the Lord: ‘By the young leaders of the provinces.’” Then he said, “Who will set the battle in order?”  And he answered, “You.” Then he mustered the young leaders of the provinces, and there were two hundred and thirty-two; and after them he mustered all the people, all the children of Israel—seven thousand. – 1 Kings 20:13-15

9.  When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan. – Proverbs 29:2

10. Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory. – Proverbs 11:14

11.  For even if you had ten thousand others to teach you about Christ, you have few spiritual fathers.  For I became your father in Christ Jesus when I preached the Good news to you... - 1 Corinthians 4:15

12. Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. – Philippians 2:3

13. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:7

14. A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.- Proverbs 16:9

15. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many. – Mark 10:45

16. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. – Matthew 6:21

17. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. – Hebrews 10:24

18. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. – Proverbs 18:21

19. Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one. – Matthew 5:37

20. Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for“God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble. – 1 Peter 5:5