There is a call, it feels rather out-of-the-way. It beckons all day long, few attend to this call, many ignore and bypass it, some have ignored for so long they don’t even hear the call anymore. But barely have I seen a man that heeded to this call sway with regrets, they all ended gloriously and fulfilled.
Today, I will be discussing accepting God’s call to lead, which I have titled “A Call From The Bush” using Moses as a major reference.
Dear Purple Reader, God can call us in any way. It takes a faithful servant to respond when called, just as Moses did – “Here I am”. Notwithstanding, the great mandate Christ gave is that we influence, impact and make disciples in all nations. It is the call on your life. You are called to lead and influence nations into a place of abundance and blessing. Yet like Moses also, after we dare accept the call, we come up with excuses on why we cannot fulfill this calling.
Perfection is not a requirement to lead. Moses doubted his ability, he did not believe he had the power to fulfill the calling that God had told him to do. He said to the Lord:
Pardon your servant. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”
The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go, I will help you speak and will teach you what to say. [Ex. 4:10-12]
Hey, Moses led the people out of Egypt!
Leaders have a vision to impact culture and influence the thought and systems of people on daily basis even in the church. Or maybe we are not all called to lead behind pulpits, but to lead in a boardroom, parliament, classroom etc. wherever it is, God wants us to live in a manner worthy of being called a Christian.
Hence, Paul urges us to live a life worthy of our calling:
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
You were called to lead. Don’t ignore God’s call anymore. Decide today to say, “Here I am“.
Nations are waiting for you to embrace this call. Don’t keep them waiting!
To be continued…
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