There is really no such thing as the gift of leadership. Rather, there are many gifts that can be used to lead people in their walk with the Lord. The key to leadership though is knowing who your leader really is. As fads and lads (that means friends for you non-Scottish folks) come and go, the Lord has promised to be by your side and never forsake you. We are all called to follow, just as Christ called his first disciples to follow Him. And as we follow God, we become leaders of men… or fishers of men, depending on your choice of profession.
Leadership is something we become as followers of God and Christ. It is a lifelong process of learning and growing. The good news is that we already have all we need to follow and lead!
Pray: Take a moment in prayer to focus on God
Read: 1 Corinthians 12:1-12
Questions: What are your spiritual gifts? If you are unsure, consider asking your friends or leader for and assessment.
What contributions do you feel you can make to the Body of Christ? Consider sharing with someone who can keep you accountable with your growth in development of your gifts… like any muscle in your body, gifts can atrophy if not used regularly.
The body of Christ is not merely one part or another. Do you have a group of friends that exhibit different gifts than yourself and are there arenas wher eyou can exercise these gifts for the building of the body?
Application: Following God is hard. Turbulence is common in our walks with God. God promises each believer a gift of the Spirit, though the gift and quantity of gifts may differ. We all have at least one gift to be used for the building of the Body of Christ. Be encouraged that God has given you all the tools you need to be a leader in Christ!
Pray: Be a leader! Not in the grand sense, but in your world. Pray to be humbled by the spirit so that you follow as you lead!