Leadership and Faith: This is part of a weekly Sunday series on leadership and faith.
We all have our lions. They sit right outside our door. Before the day starts, before you get out of bed, they roar. Will the lions win? Will fear win?
The sluggard says, “There’s a lion outside! I’ll be killed in the public square!” (Proverbs 22:13)
The Lions Roar
- You’re not good enough for that job.
- You can’t be a good husband.
- You’ll never be a great dad or father.
- Don’t take any chances.
- You don’t need to serve others.
- Everyone is out to get you.
- Why make a difference, be silent, keep the status quo
- You don’t need to lead. Let someone else lead.
- You’re a victim. They just don’t like you.
- Does your faith really matter? Does God really care about you?
Every day the lions roar. Will you listen? Will you let them win? It’s your choice. Lead and battle the lions or stay inside. Don’t, the public square waits. It’s too important.
“Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves” (Luke 10:3).
God says go! Get to the public square, fast. Battle the lions. You are good enough! He created you! You can make a difference.
“In God I trust and am not afraid” (Psalm 56:11).
What are your lions? How big is their roar? The sluggard is afraid. Lazy. Unwilling to lead.
“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your fathers care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So, don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows” (Matthew 10:28-31).
Run To The Public Square
- You are good enough for that job.
- You can be a good husband.
- You will be a great dad or father.
- Take some chances, start and finish something.
- You do need to serve others.
- Everyone is not out to get you.
- Make a difference, speak up, challenge the status quo.
- You do need to lead.
- You’re not a victim.
- Your faith does matter. God really cares about you.
Day by day, one small victory at a time you win. The roars slowly subside. The lions move on. Defeated. Unable to destroy, humiliate, depress and discourage.
God’s whisper prevails. “You do matter, run, the public square awaits.”
What lions do you need to conquer?