Leaders And Managers
Are you a spirit-led leader or do you just manage? There is a vast difference. Spirit-led leaders trust in God, follow Him and rely on Him. Sometimes we tend to micromanage, overshadowing the work of others or doing the work ourselves rather than taking the time to teach and lead. We need more spirit-led leaders in the church —more people who are truly willing to lead by following and relying on the Lord. In 1 Samuel 8:7, we find these words:
“‘Do everything they say to you,’ the Lord replied, ‘for they are rejecting Me, not you. They don’t want Me to be their king any longer.’”
The Lord is speaking to Samuel. The people have hardened their hearts and are no longer following the Lord’s instructions. Samuel feels that the people have rejected him; however, they have rejected God. God
called Samuel to be the leader and to tell the people of their ungodly ways. Sometimes a leader must speak in ways that are not popular with the people. You don’t have to be a pastor or preacher to deliver the message — you just have to have the courage and strength to follow Him and to obey His voice when He speaks. We cannot lead from our armchairs. We must become active participants and lead people in the way that God wants them to be led. Know, without a shadow of a doubt, that when we are called by God to lead, He will equip us with all that we need, and He will never forsake us. Make a decision today to be a spirit-led leader who leads God’s people, trusting and relying on the Lord.