The call of leadership – Part 2
The Call of Moses as a Leader
Exodus 3:1-4, 7-8 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. And Moses said, I would now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said here am I. And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people, who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows.
In the above scripture, the Lord called Moses in verse 4 of Exodus chapter 3, just the same way He called most of us. The call of God in our lives is in various ways: some grow into specific leadership positions, others are appointed by someone or the presbytery into a leadership position, but God is the One at work. His good pleasure persists.
After Moses escaped from Egypt to Midian, he was accommodated in Jethro’s house, the Priest of Midian. After some time, he married Zipporah his daughter and tended the flock of his father-in-law. One of those days in which he went out with the flock as usual, he saw a bush burning and the leaves were not consumed. Friends, for anybody, this was a great sight. He thought it was ordinary, but not knowing that the hand of the Lord was behind it for a divine call. He may have said to himself that he was going to see this great sight that looked mysterious, but he did not know that God was present, until He called out to him, “Moses, Moses!”
Maybe you thought someone hooked you unto this leadership stuff, but beloved, I want to tell you, it is a divine plan of God for your life. Look beyond the situation that led to your leadership position and see God. Your call to leadership may appear ordinary, but it is not; neither is it a coincidence, but beloved, it is God at work. The gifts and calling of God are without repentance. The way He called Apostle Paul was different from the way he called Peter and Nathaniel. Your assignment may be different from others, but the Lord is at work. Let’s take another look at that scripture:
Exodus 3:1. Leaders are meant to keep and lead the flock and ultimately bring them to the mountain of God, where they will meet God, in spite of the desert. Leaders are raised to keep the flock with all the skills of leadership and spiritual direction; they must learn to lead the flock and not push them around or even coerce them. Beloved, you are not a boss but a leader. When you develop your leadership skills, then you can move the flock and they will follow you. The flock will hear your voice, like the Lord JESUS said, ‘my flock hear my voice.’
Rev Douglas Chukwueke
Senior Pastor, Word of Restoration Assembly (WORA) & Gospel Youth Min. Intl (GYMI) WORA Close Loco Gate, Bus Stop
Ogui Road Enugu, Nigerian E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 08066031679, 08039622119
Website: www.gospelyouth.com, www.wora.con.ng
TO BE CONTINUED
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