As I sit here, I have countless blog ideas running through my mind. I could write one about leadership, one about reconiliation, one about how to rest in God, the list could go on.
But as I just take a moment to breathe. I’ve decided, I’m going to write one about all of them. This blog idea started off with 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 – The Ministry of Reconciliation.
“So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:The old has gone, the new is here!” vs16-17.
I couldn’t agree more. For when we see someone not for what they do or what they have done but for who Father God made them to be, our view of them is no longer our own but hopefully by the grace of God how Jesus see’s them. For it is easy to see someone for the things they do, but as we are in the minsitry of reconcilation-we are seeking to reconcile others back to God. We are to restore identity and remind others of who they are in Christ Jesus, for they are no longer the mistakes they’ve made, the past hurts they’ve endured or the labels others have placed on them-they are new in Christ and wholly His, once they accept Him as Lord and Savior.
For “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” vs 20-21
For Jesus has provided the door for us to no longer live seperate from Father God but be brought back too Him. When we lead people, I believe to pull on the gold rather than the dirt. To allow others to discover the potential within them and brush off the lies that may be covering them. For we are able to lead others not only the do great things but to God who through Him all things are possible.
As a leader, in a week I have learned an incredible amount by the grace of God. I have learnt the hard lesson of humility, of accepting that although I am a leader, I am not the only one and to humble myself to seek others guidance. For I get caught up in trying to prove that I am a good leader, to do everything I can to allow others to feel they can trust in me and look to me rather than allowing Jesus to shine through me and do the work. Leadership is not easy but it is rewarding. For when we have the humility and audacity to sit at the feet of Jesus and humbly submit all to Him, He will pick up the pieces and use it for His glory. For all those who work around us and with us are just as important as you and me. All deserve to see their potential shine. All deserve a chance to make mistakes and learn. For it is only by doing that one can learn and seek correction. Being a leader is allowing others to reach for their desires and help them along the way, no matter what may happen but allowing Jesus to reconcile them back to the Father so what may seem impossible to them or you can become possible.
For when we learn to lead in the grace of God, we learn to rest in Him while moving foreward. For we are no longer striving out of our own efforts but being empowered by His strength. I am grateful that I do not live simply for myself, for I would be a mess and broken. It is only by the grace of God that I am able to see greater potential, within myself but also in others.
For I believe a great leader does not simply see what is placed before them, but what lies before them. For whatever is placed before you, you see simply what is given, but when you see what lies before you, you see the bigger picture and the greatessness that is in each person because of Christ Jesus. May as a leader you move in love, compassion, humility and accepting all. For Jesus was a servant although a leader. He lead through enabling others to reach for their destiny, and allowed His life to be the platform. For all is for the glory of God as my leader told me today, “What is the purpose as to why we are doing this? If it is not for the glory of God then why are we doing it?” For if God is not the center then we will be laboring in vain and only temporary rather than eternal. I know for me, everything I do, whether in word or deed, be for the glory of God. For there is no reason to do anything in life that may not reap an eternal purpose.
Although this blog was a little of everything, I pray you got something out of it and may have shone a light into your heart. Within you is great potential, because you have the ability to be moved by the Almighty God. May you never sell yourself short, for you were created to do great things-not only for here and now but for the Kingdom of God.
I pray that you may gain a greater revelation of God and the amazing purpose of your life. May our “one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all” enable you by His grace to see others as He sees them and loves as He loves in Jesus name. May you be a leader for His Kingdom and lead people to Him and serve others as Jesus served!!