“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” (New International Version, Col. 3.23).
“Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (New American Standard Bible, 1 Pet. 5.8)
You can only trust God 100 percent. We are all sinful.
We can all fulfill unique roles as the Body of Christ, each being a leader within his or her role of assignment.
Growth in Faith:
- For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins. (New International Version, 2 Pet. 1.5-9)
- “For in this way, entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly provided for you” (Christian Standard Bible, 2 Pet. 1.11).
We are all equal and God loves all of us. No one is better than anybody.
“So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man” (New International Version, Acts. 24.16).
Isaiah 43.18-19 says, “[f]orget the former things; do not dwell on the past” (New International Version).
“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it” (Heb. 12.11).
God knows us far better than we know ourselves.
Some information from the book, Becoming a Leader: How to Develop and Release Your Unique Gifts, by Munroe:
- We do not give up our leadership, we give it over.
- God originally created man to rule and have dominion over earth, but it has reversed due to sin.
- Male and female were originally created to dominate earth in unison, not each other.
- Man now wants to dominate man.
- The greatest investment in leadership is not in things, but in people. (23)
“[A]nd to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody” (1 Thess. 4.11-12).
“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him” (King James Bible, 1.12).
God is infinite (e.g., infinitely loving, infinitely just, infinitely wise, infinitely good, etc.)
“For God does not show favoritism” (New International Version, Rom. 2.11).
“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible'” (Matt. 19.26).
“Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, ‘Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all'” (Mk. 9:35).
“Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city” (Rev. 22.12-14).
“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps” (Prov. 16.9).
“Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor” (Prov. 3.16).
Munroe, Myles. Becoming A Leader. Whitaker House, 2018.