Sunday, December 7, 2008

"I Wanna'Be Leader"

There is a story--maybe even true--about children who were attending Summer camp. Each parent was asked to fill out an application form for their "camper" and answer a few profile questions so the leaders of the camp could decide which children would make a best fit in each cabin.
The most interesting question was this; "Is your child a leader or a follower ? The applications poured in with the children a few short weeks behind. One parent, concerned about how her child would get along asked the Camp Director, "Which cabin will Bryan (I made that up) be staying in?" (She was a good mother but didn't know that a preposition is not a good thing to end a sentence with) [smile].
The Director took off his cap, scratched his head, and said, "Well lady, we have 877 leaders and 1 follower."
When it comes to doing the work of God, there are some who always want to, and expect to, be leaders. But that is not the way God works. He does not always call the smartest, the most educated, the most loquacious, the most persuasive, or the (seemingly) most pious.
Decision-making, in the work of the Lord should never rest in the hands of a few; it should reside in the minds of many because Satan can more easily influence the mind of one who in turn can influence the few. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit it is very unlikely that the enemy can control the minds of the many. We need leaders, but they must follow the decision of the many and all must be directed by HaRuach HaKodesh; the Holy Spirit.
Who controls your church? Who has the loudest voice in your church committees? Is it the dollar, the deacon, the elder, or the Lord? We are obligated to speak up for the Lord in the Spirit of the Lord; to be wise but humble followers of The Leader. God Bless. e.c.

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