Scripture: 1 Kings 2:1-4
“For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength” Phil 4:13 (NLT)

Some people who understand true leadership would rather follow than to lead. They believe true leaders have to live by strict principles and high standards as everyone looks up to them. Hence they are criticized and frowned at for the slightest mistakes.

Leadership is a great responsibility. Feelings of doubt and inadequacy may cross the leader’s mind, but as a Christian, your strength should come from total dependence on God and not on your own intellect. God is your empowerment and wisdom. Solomon was an inexperienced young man when he was charged with leadership responsibility. David, however, encouraged him to be courageous and observe God’s requirements in order to take charge.

What responsibility have you been charged with in your workplace, church or in the society? The task may seem daunting, but see it as an opportunity to influence others positively and bring them to the body of Christ by the way you discharge the task. Bear in mind that you can never do it by your own strength. You must rely completely on God for wisdom by committing the task first to him. Invite him to lead, guide and direct your path. Commit your actions, thoughts and words to Him. Ask him for grace to do his will as you serve (v3). People are looking up to you, therefore, set good examples and standards by your actions so you can draw multitudes to God. 

Lord, help me to rely completely on you for wisdom and strength in order to discharge the responsibility given to me in Jesus name.

I take charge of every responsibility given to me; I discharge my duties effectively and efficiently to the glory of God.

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