Friday, January 18 2008
Leadership is a funny (I do not mean that in a haha way) thing. I have always wondered how men like David Koresh and Jim Jones found people that followed them and I have no definite answer, but to say that they must have preyed on the weak. That is an outsiders opinion, but I cannot think of any other logical reason.
Leaders want to lead and weak leaders will lead weak people and if that seems logical than the opposite must be true. Strong leaders will lead strong people. Strong leaders are created from strong leadership. It is essential that spiritual leaders strengthen themselves through prayer, fasting and the word, but it also necessary to submit themselves to strong leadership with a vision to reach the lost. The disciples are the obvious example of men that had to be molded into strong leaders of the first church. Jesus took men that society looked down upon and made them the leaders of the church of the book of Acts:
Acts 4:13Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
A leader is define by his vision. General Patton would not be held in such high regards as a general if his vision was one of just holding on. His vision of conquering the Germans and ultimately Europe in a quick, efficient and offensive manner allowed him to stand out from lesser men. The Germans feared him most of all.
Our enemy fears men and women of God that have vision. These precious saints become the leaders that God can use because they want to reach their world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. They become the leaders that God uses to spread his word because they do not worry what others say concerning their vision because they know...
2Corinthians 5:7(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
It is essential that our vision stay in line with the word of God. Their are many that have vision, but if it means compromising the apostolic message than it is not of God. The word does not change and neither should our message.
Have a great day!