Want to be a Leader?

All of us are called to be a leader in one capacity or another.

Whether we operate in our role as leader in our home, work place, ministry or where have you, we all have our sphere of influence, our lane to run and our talents to manage.  The key to good leadership is a focused and a singular heart and mind set for the Lord.   A singular mind and heart is undivided.  2 Chronicles 16:9 tells us that the Lord’s eyes go to and fro to strengthen those hearts that are fully committed to Him.  A committed heart is a singular heart for the Lord.

David goes down in history as  a great leader and a man who had a singular  heart for the Lord.  He’s known as a man after God’s own heart, not a perfect, sinless man but a man that sought passionately after the truths of God.  The heart and mind must both work in tandem with one another.   One cannot be operating from a singular pursuit without the other following alongside.

In the first chapter of the book  of James, we see what a double mind looks like.  James says a double mind is unstable, doubting and tossed back and forth likes the surf.  If we are prone to doubt, then we must be quick to doubt the doubt;  and not doubt the Word of God.  Doubt is a D word.  The devil seems to capitalize on the use of D words.  He loves to get us divided and distracted.  We become divided and distracted when we get discouraged.

Jehoshaphat became discouraged and the Lord told him, “The battle is not yours but Mine,” 2 Chronicles 20:15.

Within the word discouragement is courage.  The only way we can stand firm and strong in the midst of a battle is to know we have the Lion of Judah residing in us, the Holy Spirit has a roar that will cause a band of hyenas to run yelping with their tails between their legs.

As a leader, you are being watched.  Walk in a manner that manifests as an undivided and singular heart for the Lord.  You will walk with courage and authority in which others will be drawn and pulled to follow in your footsteps.

Blessings, Elizabeth

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