Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“Great Leaders Share Leadership”
“Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.”
“Leadership” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning. Moses is serving as God’s direct representative to Israel, yet in his service his responsibility is overwhelming and not meant to be borne by him alone. A distinctive of great leaders is that they Grow Leaders from among those they lead. If you don’t grow leaders you’ll be nursing children all your life. This was the status of Moses and Israel, he was nursing “children.”
We need to give “children,” new believers opportunity to grow up as a leader. When they come to you with a problem ‘point them to God.’ Pray WITH them, not For them. Join your Faith with theirs, and show them how to Pray, Believe, and Trust God themself! Grow them as a Leader. Yes, new believers are “Leaders in Training!”
You’ll Grow Who you Are. Servant Leaders who fear God and hate covetousness will Grow Servant Leaders who fear God and hate covetousness. You must Lead Yourself before you can lead others.
Moses model grew Joshua and Joshua’s model grew other leaders from among Israel (Joshua 1:16-18)
Our Commander is a Perfect Model of Great Leadership. He came to earth to “...Do the work of My Father..”(Luke 2:49) and He Grew His Disciples (John 17:8,12) from among those that He Led. He did this with His 12 Disciples, and also with Peter, James, and John, and then with John himself, the disciple that Jesus loved. (John 21:20-25). In other words, He “grew” the 12, the 3, and the 1. All but one succeeded as great leaders who grew leaders from among those they led.
The Book of Acts Church grew and multiplied rapidly as house churches multiplied; “leaders of tens.” (Acts 2:46-47) Then groups of house churches were led by leaders of hundreds, and leaders of hundreds were led by leaders of thousands. This infrastructure inspires Leadership to grow both vertical with God and horizontal with each other. People who fear God and hate covetousness.
As Warriors it is critical to provide “opportunities” for leadership among those we lead; in our family, our workplace, classroom, and church. “Don’t do for others what they can do for themselves.”
At an early age, children are eager to do things for themself, instead of having you do something for them. “Just show me how to do it - and I’ll do it myself!”
Even small things, like tying their shoes, praying for themself, making time for God every day. Teach and Practice, Examine and Correct, at an early age, and when they are older they will not depart from the Lord (Prov.22:6). With a child, or a new believer, this principle is the same: Great Leaders Share Leadership with those they lead. Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side