Leadership, no matter what size group you lead, requires setting direction for the team and making critical decisions. It can be a lonely position because the responsibility to lead rests with you as leader. There are times when the decisions before you can be overwhelming. You will feel the weight of the work and you know many are depending on you. You can’t give away your leadership role. God has put you in this place of leadership and so it is critical that you go to Him for guidance.
God’s Word has been the best leadership counsel and guide for me. I am amazed at how God’s Word speaks into my life with exactly what I need.
When I feel lonely:
“For I am persuaded that not even death or life, or angels or rulers, or things present or things to come, hostile powers, height, or depth, or any other created thing will have the power to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!” (Rom. 8:38–39)
When I have a critical decision to make:
“Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith without doubting. For the doubter is like the surging sea, driven and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from The Lord. An indecisive man is unstable in all his ways.” (James 1:5–8)
When I feel proud of my own accomplishments:
“Pride comes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall.” (Prov. 16:18)
When I don’t know what to do:
“Above all, maintain an intense love for each other, since love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining. Based on the gift each on has received, use it to serve others, as good managers of the varied grace of God. If anyone speaks, it should be as one who speaks God’s words; if anyone serves, it should be from the strength God provides, so that God may be glorified through Jesus Christ in everything. To Him belong the glory and the power forever and ever.” (1 Pet. 4:8–11)
“He gives strength to the weary and strengthens the powerless. Youths may faint and grow weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint.” (Isa. 40:29–31)
No matter what the situation, God and His Word keep me anchored; not only in the role I have as leader but in the relationship I have with God.