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, stay ahead or 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 being a leader is purely selfish. I’m not sure where exactly that rumor, God doesn’t want you to be rich or a great leader, started… but truthfully, God wants to see you succeed greatly. He is seeking to inspire 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, coworkers or friends.
Throughout the Bible, you find countless examples of great kings and shepherds, as well as horrible ones. Actually, there are more bad examples than good. Now you are hearing this message, because God has chosen you to be trained and formed… to become 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.” (Ezekiel 34:4-5)
In the eyes of God, the role of a leader is quite different than most people think! He cares about caring for others, not ruling over them.
If people are not cared for or 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 them 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 care for. How you perform as His general or manager or leader – whether in your family, business or community – determines whether you get promoted… or demoted. We are seriously important to God – we’re His children, after all! So, He teaches you to lead, like He leads. He has given 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 into that role of leadership He chose for you. Leave me your thoughts below on today’s message! And now would be a great time to start using those leadership skills God gave you… and you can do it by simply sharing this message with your family and friends!
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In great faith
In great faith,
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