5 MAY

2016

TODAY'S WORD FOR TODAY

Leaders Are Made, Not Born!

‘Who am I that I should go?’

Exodus 3:11
Why does God call people who don’t necessarily feel qualified? So we’ll depend on Him more than on ourselves. When God called Moses, he asked, ‘Who am I that I should go?’ When God called Gideon, he replied, ‘I am the least in my family’ (Judges 6:15 NIV 2011 Edition). When God called Solomon, he said, ‘I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties’ (1 Kings 3:7 NIV 2011 Edition). When God called Jeremiah, he replied, ‘I do not know how to speak’ (Jeremiah 1:6 NIV 2011 Edition). Yet they all became great leaders. How did they do it? By saying yes to God’s call, learning from their mistakes and growing wiser, and drawing strength from God each day. So whether your God-given assignment in life seems large or small, you can grow into it. Winston Churchill wasn’t thought of as an academic success, and it took him several attempts to pass the entrance exam for The Royal Military College, Sandhurst. But he went on to become leader of wartime Britain, and is considered by many to be one of the greatest figures in British history. The Greek statesman Demosthenes had such a speech impediment as a boy that he was embarrassed to speak before a group. But he invested long hours by the sea in unrelenting practice to overcome his problem - and as a result, became one of the most famous orators of all time. You may not have a natural aptitude for leadership, but under God’s guidance you can develop into a leader. Why? Because even though you may be limited, the God who lives within you isn’t!
1 Sam 30-31, John 15

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