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"God Instills Leadership"

December 7, 2004

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David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you….” 1 Chronicles 28:20

Are you a leader, a follower, or a little of both? It’s hard to find leaders. Most will agree to serve on a church board, but when we ask who will chair, no one is eager to sign up. Why? The usual answer is they feel unqualified. They are glad to follow and do what needs to be done, but having the vision and leading the group is more than many want to do.

Are you like that? Do you find leadership an overwhelming task beyond your reach? I want to encourage you by letting you in on a secret—you can do it because God has proven you can. After all, look who God used: Moses said, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” (Exodus 3:11). Young Joshua led God’s people to the Promised Land. Solomon inspired God’s people to build the temple. And God uses you and me to lead His people in the faith. No doubt it’s a daunting task, but we are not alone in what we do. When our Lord, in His boldness, instills and blesses our leadership, great and wonderful things happen to His glory. Where is your Advent heart calling you to serve?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, use us in service as You see fit. If You call us to leadership we pray You give the gifts needed to fulfill the task. Amen.

My Bold Action for Today: See where the ministry in your congregation is in need and offer to serve.
Rev. John Trembulak III

Today's Bible Readings: Haggai 1-2    2 John

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