Lead? Me? Are You Kidding?

Moses was a great leader. The Bible says he talked to God “face to face” (Exodus 33:11).

After Moses’ death, Joshua was chosen by God to lead the nation of Israel. Can you imagine trying to follow in the footsteps of Moses?  Talk about PRESSURE! 

Often, the ordinary sequences of life thrust us into the lead position.  Being the oldest sibling, parenthood and friendship are all every day leadership positions.  The opportunities to lead at church, work, school and in our neighborhood are always plentiful.

Whether you are following in the footsteps of a great leader or starting something you’ve never done before; God is with you. Wherever life takes you, in God’s will, He has prepared you somewhere along the line for what you are about to do. Psalms 37:23 says that the steps of a righteous (person) are led of the Lord. 

Seek God moment by moment in prayer for direction. Read the Word to learn from the life experiences of the saints who have accomplished great things for God in the past.

When you make a mistake, and you will, don’t let satan hold that magnifying glass up over your faults and failures so they appear bigger than life!  If you messed up, repent; if you make a mess, clean it up with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.  

Keeping your eyes on Jesus, go forward, learning from your mistakes. If you are caught in the circumstances of somebody else’s’ mistakes, learn from that too. You are never a failure unless you quit moving forward in Christ. In all you do, remember, “–the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” 

Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of cood courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Prayer:  Father, help me to honor you in whatever role you place me in.  If my role is to be a leader, anoint me to lead in the wisdom of your Spirit, doing your will.  If my role is to follow, place me with a leader who is full of your Spirit. I want to be in the center of your perfect will.  I love you. Amen

Psalms 37:23 The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him


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