I pray that everyone is well, and that you had a great Thanksgiving with friends and family. This post I want to just share my heart for equipping God’s leaders. I see so many people who serve in a leadership capacity, some are just thrown into serving with no training or character development, it saddens me to see this. The Body of Christ is to function as a unit that serves one another to get the purposes accomplished to what the Lord has entrusted us to.
I can say this because in my experiences, I was just thrown into serving with no training or teaching, although I could pass the blame and say well it’s not my fault it’s those who are the leaders over the ministry. I couldn’t allow myself to continue to touch God’s people in ways that would leave a lasting impact. I had to search out how to be not just a good leader because at that time I was not in a leadership role, but my presence can still affect someone if I am not pursing how to develop my character so that my serving is honoring Christ and truly serving His people.
I see so many in leadership positions that have not pursued the development of their character and this is vital to become a well rounded leader. Being a leader is more than just having people follow you, you are to be a representation of Christ, you are to walk in forgiveness even when others are not forgiving towards you, their are to be no secret sins in your life and a leader should always be teachable, because once you stop learning you stop growing.
I implore those today who are potential leaders, maybe your already serving in a leadership role and missed the development part. Created4Purpose is here to assist you in developing you to become a leader that God can use, I love this scripture in 2 Timothy 2:20, God will use us but will it be for His glory and His purposes.
2 Timothy 2:20-22New Living Translation (NLT)
20 In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use. 21 If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.
22 Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.