Leadership is not always easy. We must stay with the task at hand until God or those He has placed in authority over us tell us it’s time to change position. What a hard thing for me to do when I can see clearly the promise on the horizon, to just stand still and wait and watch in hopeful expectation so not to create chaos or confusion.
1 Chronicles 28:19-21 – “All this,” David said, “I have in writing as a result of the Lord’s hand on me, and he enabled me to understand all the details of the plan.” 20 David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished. 21 The divisions of the priests and Levites are ready for all the work on the temple of God, and every willing person skilled in any craft will help you in all the work. The officials and all the people will obey your every command.”
Leaders sometimes get discouraged and are not mentally prepared for the position, but God places them in the position regardless. Questions that they ask of themselves: “Can I REALLY do this? Can I gain the trust of those in my care? Can I get perspective on situations without fear? Are you SURE, God, that I am the one to do this?”
In my own walk, I can encounter huge tasks and lose heart and faith quickly. Fear immobolizes me and I get stuck in feelings of unworthiness. I’m so grateful for the scripture above. If I collapse under the weight of assumed criticism, then I cannot be effective for the purpose of the Kingdom. Solomon had the task of building a home for the Creator of the Universe and that same being NEVER LEFT HIM! He allowed God to inhabit his heart and he did the work that was required. That shows a very brave leader. Sometimes we don’t have all the answers, only the vision, to see us through to the next minute. Instead of feeling distressed, I remember God’s provisions in my life and I walk in His authority, His strength, and His grace!
You can read 1 Chronicles 25-29 about David’s counsel to Israel at www.biblegateway.com.. What a testimony to God’s favor and mercy upon us all! Join in the discussion by posting comments or questions below and let’s do this together!! #ReadtheBible #bgbg2 #BibleGateway #newbeginnings #1Chronicles
To further your reading, and to dive a bit deeper, consider this from
Philippians 1:3-6 – I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Are we praying for those in leadership? Are we trusting that God did, in fact, get it right? Are we believing for ourselves that God will complete the work He started in us AND them? Pray for your leaders and pray also that the blessings will flow, because when we pray for blessings upon others, we in turn are blessed!