Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Getting out in front

Exodus 17

My reading the other day was about Moses frustration with the people he was leading made my chuckle. Fed up with the winging, moaning and quarriling of his followers he cries to God with:

(v 4) What can I do with these people?

No don’t get me wrong church leadership is most of the time one of the most fulfilling and rewarding things you can do. However other times it stinks. Sometimes, just sometimes you wonder if the people attending the church have ever heard of Jesus let alone following him.

So what leadership lesson and answer does God give Moses.

(v 5) Go ahead of the people.

Otherwise, don’t complain about the people but do what you claim to be and get out in front and lead. It is difficult to follow a leader that is not out in front.


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