The Way A Man Leads
Then Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain and said, “This is what you are to say to the descendants of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel: ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.”—Exodus 19:3-6
We learn to lead by being led regardless of whether the experience was good or bad. We are shaped by the way we've been lead. In this text, we learn from the greatest leader of all time—God.
Long before God asks Moses to lead the Israelites, he was preparing both Moses (the perceived leader) and the Israelites (the people of God). God tells Moses three things that he and the people need to hear. First, God reminds Moses His salvation from Egypt. Second, God warns Moses of the call for obedience with a promise. Third, God tells Moses that there was still to come for the future.
As leaders, we should expect great things from the people we lead—from our spouse, children, friends, and employees. But we need to remember that we lead under the authority of God because "the whole earth is God's." We are but stewards of a plan that reaches farther than our own. Follow God's example, lead thoughtfully, expectantly, and lead well today.
DO THIS: Give attention to your leadership, to the way you lead, and align it with God's far-reaching plan.
PRAY THIS: God, may I lead the people under my direction the direction you want them to go.