Thursday, October 28, 2010

2 essentials for a Christian leader

There are a lot of things that a leader needs to be and abilities that he or she needs to have but none are more important to a christian leader than:
  1. Being full of faith and
  2. Being full of the Holy Spirit.
The leaders who were selected to serve in Acts 6:3,5 were people who were both full of faith and full of the Holy Spirit.

Full of Faith

As a Christian it is impossible to please God without faith (Hebrews 11:6). It is vital for a leader to be full of faith because a leader needs to give hope to the people that he is leading. There needs to be a level of confidence in a leader about accomplishing the task that is set before the leader and the team. When it comes to accomplishing things for God it is impossible to do so without faith. God often calls leaders to do the impossible by trusting and having faith in Him! The Christian life is a supernatural life and the Christian leader must lead people supernaturally. This does not mean that learning various skills and growing is not necessary or unimportant. It just means that having faith is more important than having natural gifts and abilities. A persons faith grows when it is exercised. It comes from doing the Word and not just hearing it. So make a quality decision today to put the Word of God into practice and watch your faith grow.

Full of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is who empowers us to lead supernaturally. It is foolish to think that we can lead without the help of the Holy Spirit. Most people will agree that we need the help of the Holy Spirit but how many times do we really lean on and depend on the Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us in making decisions and leading the people God has entrusted us to lead? In most cases with all the information that is available around us the Holy Spirit is the last person that we depend on for help. We seek counsel and advise from every place imaginable and when none of it helps we run to the Holy Spirit. This must not be the case of a Christian leader. The Holy Spirit was send to teach us, comfort us and guide us. Lets make a decision to lean on Him before we lean on other things as we lead.

So as you learn and grow to become a better leader make sure that you are always taking care of being full of faith and the Holy Spirit.