How Are We Called To Lead

Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you shall go with this people into the land that the LORD has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall put them in possession of it. It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”Deuteronomy 31:7-8

Whether we like it or not, we’re all called to be servant-leaders. God has assigned each of us a significant role to execute in spreading the gospel and growing the kingdom. Our goal as servant-leaders is not to obtain power or celebrity. Instead, we are concerned with the growth and well-being of others.

If we lead from a place of power and control, it is much more difficult to adapt to a changing environment. Putting others first allows us to make decisions that are in everyone’s best interest.

Joshua is an awesome example of a servant- leader. This is why he was commissioned to lead after Moses.

According to Moses, the following are characteristics of great servant-leaders.

Servant-leaders are:

  1. Strong
  2. Courageous
  3. Fearless
  4. Believe all of God’s promises are true
  5. Operate from a place of victory
  6. Obedient to God’s will
  7. Encouraged and inspired

In order for us to level up in every area of life, we have to believe that God goes before us and is always with us. The fact that God is omnipresent should increase our faith, as we conquer new territories in leadership. This allows us to better serve those we are assigned to lead.

About the Author

Ebonie Jones

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Ebonie-Marché Jones is the Bonding Ministry Cordinator at MyGen Church. Her mission is to encourage, motivate and inspire others to start with God, to develop the mindset of an overcomer, to make healthier lifestyle choices and to connect with others in safe spaces filled with love, support and encouragement. Her journey has taught her that it is impossible for fear and faith to co-exist and the road to peace is paved with forgiveness. Her favorite verse is "For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago" (Eph. 2:10, NIV).

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