Christian man and woman…
The time has come. It is now your turn to lead!
Before you ask “Am I doing the job right?” You must first ask “Am I doing the right job?”
Ask yourself. “Am I doing what I should be doing?”
When you reach the top rung of the ladder and look around, you don’t want to realize that your ladder was leaning against the wrong wall!
It is your turn to lead. Whatever you are doing right now. . . Is it a good idea or is it God’s idea?
You have a job that you should be doing. Are you doing it, or are you maybe doing something you shouldn’t?
Christian leaders, while you are thinking, also ponder the following:
- “If you don’t climb the mountain, you can’t see the view.”
- “No-one ever climbed a hill by just looking at it.”
- “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.”
- “Ideas are funny things – they don’t work unless you do.”
- “Our ship would come much sooner if we’d only swim out to meet it.”
- “Fear of criticism is the kiss of death in the courtship of achievement.”
- “You can never get much of anything done unless you go ahead and do it before you are ready!”
The following prayer was first prayed by General Douglas McArthur for his son.
The words are adapted so that you can pray it for yourself.
“Build me, Oh Lord, to be strong enough to know when I am weak, and brave enough to face myself when I am afraid; let me be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
“Build me to be a person whose wishes will not take the places of deeds; let me know Thee . . . and help me realize that to know myself is the foundation stone of knowledge.”
“Build me to be a person whose heart will be clear, whose goal will be high, a person who will master himself before he seeks to master other men; one who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past.”
“And after all these things are mine, add, I pray, enough of a sense of humor, so that I may always be serious, yet never take myself too seriously.”
“Give me humility so that I may always remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom and the meekness of true strength. Then I, will dare to whisper, I have not lived in vain.”
If you desire to display Christian leadership in the true sense of the word, take this opportunity now and pray this prayer for yourself.
While all of these leadership ideas can be fairly interesting, there is nothing that compares to the covenant walk with God, where He personally shapes you as a leader.
“The LORD your God will make you the head and not the tail—placing you above and not beneath—if you obey the commands of the LORD your God that I’m giving you today to keep and observe. [Deu 28:13 ISV]