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::Devotional:: ‘A Man Can’t Lead Unless He’s Being Led’

September 10, 2010

Remember playing follow the leader in elementary school?  Everyone lined up and walked around the playground or classroom doing exactly what the person in the front of the line decided to do.  For some reason everybody I always played with wanted to start out with their arms out like wings, flying like an airplane.  The funny thing about that game was that even though the person in the front was the ‘leader’ they were still following the instructions of the teacher.  A man has to lead the same way – he can’t lead unless he’s being led.

A man can’t lead unless he’s being led by the word of God.  Let me clarify that statement and say that a man can’t lead in a way that fulfills his purpose, to glorify God, without being led by the word of God himself.  That brings us to the second key point of leading – Fulfilling Purpose.

Key Point 2 – Fulfilling Purpose

“Praise be to you, O LORD; teach me your decrees.  With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.  I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.  I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.  I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.”  Psalm 119:12-16

I get the impression that many people feel that a strong leader needs to be someone who is fiercely independent and extremely self-sufficient.  However, the word of God shows that the strongest leaders were men who were completely dependent on God.  They were dependent on Him for strength, wisdom, forgiveness, ingenuity, faith, perseverance,  rescue, and more.  The effective leaders of the Bible were effective followers of God.

Take stock in your leadership today.  Are you being led by the word of God before you try to lead others?  Remember, a man can’t lead unless he’s being led.

-Stay Rooted Col. 2:7-

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