Hosea 11:4 I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: And I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, And I laid meat unto them.
The strongest tie we can have over anyone is the one the Lord has over us. That is love. The love of Jesus constrains us. His love motivates us, forces us, pushes us, makes us what to serve Him.
He is using human kindness, cords of a man to work in our lives. He draws us with bands or ties of love. He has been kind to us and is kind to us. He is at work in our lives with sweet gentleness.
He loves us and He motivates us to serve Him. I want to please Him and I know that you do as well.
As a leader I hope you will learn that manipulation and guilt do not work. You can use your love to motivate people to do something for God.