WHY Do You Give?
When it comes to giving God His share, we need to check our motives, doing it with a clean and obedient heart – adoration for God, not yourself – it’s NOT to show-off how great you are to God or everyone else!
Have you ever noticed in today’s world, the majority of our leaders actually kind of suck at their jobs?! They use their influential positions to get ahead, to stay ahead or to just control everything.
Have you ever noticed in today’s world, the majority of our leaders actually kind of suck at their jobs?! They use their influential positions to get ahead, to stay ahead or to just control everything. Because of this, you might have a negative view of what their actual role should be!
Even worse, as a Christian or believer you might think that being a leader is selfish. I’m not sure where the rumor started exactly that God doesn’t want you to be rich or to become a great leader. God wants to see you succeed greatly. He is seeking to raise-up a new breed of leadership!
You see, a true leader treats their position more like a shepherd or a king. You have a kingdom or flock to manage, protect and grow. In other words it isn’t about YOU, it’s about helping them – be it your kids, your coworkers or your friends.
Throughout the Bible there are countless examples of great kings and shepherds, as well as horrible ones. Actually, there are more bad examples than there are good. You are hearing this message because God has chosen you to be trained and formed into becoming a great example your flock will talk about for generations to come.
“Those who are sickly you have not strengthened, the diseased you have not healed, the broken you have not bound up, the scattered you have not brought back, nor have you sought for the lost; but with force and with severity you have dominated them. They were scattered for lack of a shepherd, and they became food for every beast of the field and were scattered.” (Ezekial 34:4-5)
In the eyes of God the role of a leader is quite different than what most people think! He cares about caring for others, not ruling over them.
If people are not cared for or not led, they scatter and become easy prey. The last part of that verse says they will become food for every beast. It’s easy to imagine a lost girl with nowhere to go, ending up on the streets.
This type of prostitution is not the only form of predator-prey out there. Record labels do this, publishing companies do this, employers do this, pastors do this, brothers and sisters do this. They use people for their own personal gain, telling the people it’s “for their own good.”
Did you know you were appointed by God to lead? He is your boss, your Commander-in-Chief. He has given you people to influence and to care for. How you perform as His general or manager or leader, whether in your family or business, determines whether or not you get promoted or demoted. People are really, really important to God. He is teaching you to lead like He leads. He is giving you an opportunity to be appointed to a higher level of leadership. And for the sheep… well, He has a promise for them: Justice.
Today, I encourage you to hear God’s call and step up into that role of leadership you were chosen for. Leave me your thoughts below on today’s message and don’t forget to Like and Share this among your circle of influence… start using those leadership skills God gave you now!
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In great faith,
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