February 11, 2017

February 11, 2017

NUMBERS 1-2

Focus Verse: ‘“These are the names of the men who are to assist you…’

These were the men appointed from the community, the leaders of their ancestral tribes. They were the heads of the clans of Israel.”

Numbers 1:5,16

 

There are so many books out there on leadership. What quality is most important in a leader? How can you become a better leader? What should you look for to surround yourself with godly leaders? It only makes sense, we’re human…we like to complicate things. Because God makes it so simple here: He tells Moses whom to appoint as Israel’s leaders.

I’m not suggesting that we shouldn’t be looking for desirable qualities in the people around us. This might be the first step in God’s process. Who has character? Who will work hard? Who spends time seeking after Him?

But towering over all of these questions and characteristics is this one: Whom has God called? Because fact of the matter is, if God has called someone, nothing can stand in their way. We see this principle in full effect over and over again in the Bible.

This is not an excuse for spiritual laziness. Just because you’ve been called by God doesn’t mean you get a lazy-boy pass and don’t have to work on your skill set. God will absolutely do things that I simply can’t do, but in no way does that mean I shouldn’t give Him everything that I do have, as little as that may be.

So who has God called around you? Who has God called you to serve? Everything else can be worked on, but the calling of God is either there or it isn’t. And it’s a non-negotiable if you want His blessing.

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