In our baptism, whether we claim it or not, each of us have been called to be leaders, to lead others to the grace, love, freedom and forgiveness of God in Christ through lives of witness and service. Sometimes our leadership will be both public and private. Sometimes it will be in smaller venues like Sunday church school where we serve as teachers or song leaders. At other times, it will be in larger arenas like synodical leadership positions. But our roles as leaders might also be performed on our city councils or local boards of education or as members of our children’s Parent-Teacher Organizations.
What about you? Have you claimed your own unique voice and abilities for leadership within your family, circle of friends, church, or community? Do you trust that if God has called you to serve in some capacity that God will also equip you to do what you have been commissioned to do?
This message is adapted from “Lead like Deborah” written by Gladys Moore in the October 2013 issue of Gather magazine.