Keys for Leadership

Every believer in Christ is positioned to lead. In other words, he is like a man who was blind, but now can see. A true believer in Christ uses spiritual eyes and that qualifies him to lead those who are spiritually blind. If one does not have Jesus it means he is spiritually blind and he cannot successfully lead anyone so as to avoid dangers ahead.

Jesus taught his disciples that the Pharisees were blind. In Matthew 15:14 he says, “Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch” (KJV). Those who can see should lead those who cannot see. The Bibles tells us that if one is given much then much is required of him or her. Believers have the responsibility to lead.

The Jesus (Joshua) people should lead because they have the light of life who is Jesus. They see beyond the natural. As leaders they follow the same command God gave to Joshua. In Joshua 1:9 God says, “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest” (KJV). The command says, be strong and it also says, be of good courage. This is what is essential in spiritual leadership, courage and spiritual strength.

Courage is for things that can so easily scare you and strength is meant for things that are normally hard to do.