Sunday, 1 March 2009

Leadership thought....

Who you are precedes what you do...  I believe that Godly leadership will always start with the heart.  

I have been blown away by God reminding me again that the reason he called me and continues to allow me to serve him is because my heart is fully surrendered to him. YOU don't have ANYTHING else that God desires from you! He just wants a fully devoted heart.

1 Sam 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

By human standards, David, as the youngest son of Jesse, appeared least likely to be considered for God's purpose or for this leadership position. But God saw the heart of this young man and knew that his people needed a leader with a tenderness of spirit. David was courageous and became a great warrior but his gentleness and sensitivity of heart was always a defining trait.

STOP right now and examine where your heart is today. This where this sacred journey will ALWAYS bring you back to. Your great gifts, skills, abilities, prominence, position etc etc do not impress God one bit. Humility is a position you choose to embrace for the rest of your life and is a high calling and demands you to die to self daily. Are you up for the journey?

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