Create in me a clean heart O God; and a renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10, NIV
We lead because God has led us to His way, and to partake in the riches of his glory.
What do I need to lead?
13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. 14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. Ephesians 6:13-18, NLT
The Leader’s Challenges
When you lead, there will always be oppositions, whether from yourself or from others, and there will never be a day that we won’t feel lack or hurt, because we’re all humans. We’re not perfect.
To recognize we are fearful and we are at lack is not a bad thing, but to own it like there’s no other hope is the bitter part of being a leader; to own the objections and reject the proper corrections are even worst.
It happens most of the time, that when you’re in a group, and someone is asked to pray, they’d push around each other to see who will volunteer to pray.
A leader steps up when someone else is in need, a leader is not defined by a title, by age, by head knowledge, but by the strong desire and commitment to do something unusually different that benefits one or more people. Leaders humble down wherever and whatever they are doing. They love to obey, love to do good, even if it costs them their time, money, effort or even their life. They admit that they are no good, but they have a God who is good, and His power rests in them, so that they are made strong in their weaknesses. They boast not of their own, but of their Creator who made them and gave them the freedom, a freedom not based on doing what they want, but doing what they ought to do. They understand that the will of their Father is perfect, nothing can be added or subtracted to it, so every struggle, every test laid before us is God’s training for us to be more like Him everyday, and to share in the riches of His glory. The challenge is: “Will you be joyful at all times?”