You are called to lead

You are called to lead


Leadership is for everyone! How can I make such a bold claim? Because every person who accepts Christ is called to influence others. Everyone. Leadership is not just for a select few.

One of the simplest and yet most profound definition of leadership is credited to J. Oswald Sanders. In his book Spiritual leadership, he simply stated, “Leadership is influence.” If you are a follower of Christ, then you recognize that you are called to influence others. Jesus said it this way: “You are the salt of the earth. . . . You are the light of the world. . . . Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matt. 5:13-16)

It doesn’t matter if you are a business executive or a sales person; if you call yourself a Christian, then you are called to influence others. That’s why it’s important for you to learn to become a better leader.

The problem is that, if you are like most people, you may not wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and say, “Now, there’s a godly, effective leader if I ever saw one.” Today most people don’t believe they can make a positive impact on the world they live in.

The truth is that few people are naturals when it comes to leading others. But everyone has potential. You and I were born to lead. Being made in God’s image means we were created to lead.

Genesis 1:26 – After God says, “Let Us make man in Our image,” He says, “Let them have dominion. . . .” One way we reflect God’s image is by leading.

God Bless You. I Cherish & Value You.

The Faith You Already Have

The Faith You Already Have

Do you have faith? You may not think you do, or you may feel like your faith is weak and puny. But consider this: Have you ever flown on an airplane without meeting the pilot? Have you ever eaten a meal without knowing who cooked it?

As Christians, we all have faith to some degree. The Bible says in Romans 12 that each of us is given “a measure of faith.” We operate in faith all the time and don’t even think about it. For example, some of you reading this article have teenagers you send off to school every day. That requires some faith. And we all need a little faith every time we drive in traffic.

Even if you don’t feel like a spiritual giant of faith, you can take hope in God’s Word that says that as a believer, you have a measure of faith planted inside you.
Is Your Faith All Talk? Some of you might say, “Well, I have faith. I believe in Jesus.” Frankly, it’s one thing to say you have faith, but it’s an entirely different matter to apply your faith to life’s challenges.