Christian leadership is often a circle of giving. One person may be in need of a financial breakthrough, while another may just need to learn how to apply Jesus’ healing to a physical or mental disease. As ministers we are trained to offer light on any dis-ease of our congregation. Despite our own trials and tribulations, we must move forward with joy as believers in faith.
“We receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey His commands and do what pleases Him.” 1 John 3:22
What pleases God most is that we apply the gospel’s good news within our daily work. Our leadership skills should be embedded in the ideology that we offer consistent persuasion of who God is (e.g. Acts 18:12-13, 28, Acts 19:8-9, Acts 20:31. Acts 24:25, Acts 28:23). It is the instrumentality that we commit to in and outside the church. We should exhibit soul-saving behavior and speech led not only from expository perspectives, but more so, from the process of renewing the heart to reclamation. Likewise, it is essential that we offer consistent Sovereign knowledge, apply old truths that pleases God, be one light over darkness, and pray unswervingly.
When Jesus approached Saul he said “I send thee,” saith he, “to open the eyes of the Gentiles, to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sin, and an inheritance among them that are sanctified” (Acts 26:17-19). Christian leaders, it is our daily work to apply the same occupation that Jesus gave to Saul (Apostle Paul). The imperative of God’s words is enough to be successful; no dancing around the issues needed. Our dance should be only with Christ, our loving Lord.
Our Lord gives us our inheritance here, right now, in this moment. Let’s follow his leadings specifically by holding loving-kindness (Hosea 2:19) and compassionate hearts. Being accepted to His family offers us the confidence and determination needed to do the work we have been appointed to do. Our circle of giving, should always include genuine love to all his people as we display His good news of salvation!
Rev. M. Charlotte Oliver