Thursday, June 29, 2017

We Are Called To Lead ~

This morning when I came into my office there was a book on my desk with a sweet little note. The book was a devotional called "A Leaders Heart." I have never thought of myself as a leader but I have never been a follower.

If you read my blog post yesterday you will know why this book was a God sent. This sweet lady had no idea that I so needed this encouragement. She recently told me she was not on Facebook so I know she did not see my post. She simply followed the prompting of the Lord and obeyed. I am blessed by her thoughtfulness and her obedience but most of all I am thankful that My Heavenly Father sent me a little love note.  It was a much-needed shot in the arm. This lady was being a leader for the cause of Christ.

The first page starts with~ "Anyone can follow a path, but only a leader can blaze one."- John Maxwell.

The first devotion is a "Call to Lead."  God is the leader of my life and I have decided to follow Jesus. God does call us all to lead~ even if we may not think of ourselves as a leader.

When God decided to raise up the nation of His people ~ He called Abraham.
When God decided to bring His people out of slavery~ He called Moses.
When God decided to bring His people into the Promised  Land~ He called Joshua.
When God decided to save His people from a wicked man~ He called Esther.

On and on the Bible declares when God called a leader.

All through the thread of the Bible, we see that God used human people in the flesh just like me and you. We are called to follow Jesus and march only to His drum, to go against popular opinion, to sometimes do things a little different from the way they have always been done ... to simply follow the Godly people He has placed in front of us and be willing to lead those that are coming behind us.
And may we humbly lead others to Christ.

Psalm 1:1-3

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

"Anyone can follow a path, but only a leader can blaze one." - John Maxwell 



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