Memory Verse: Exodus 3: 11 – “But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”
Leaders are made, not born
“But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”
The Word for Today devotional by United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) says
Why does God call people who do not necessarily feel qualified? So we’ll depend on Him more than on ourselves.
When God called Moses, he asked, ‘Who am I that I should go?’ When God called Gideon, he replied, ‘I am the least in my family’ (Judges 6:15 NIV 2011 Edition). When God called Solomon, he said, ‘I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties’ (1 Kings 3:7 NIV 2011 Edition).
When God called Jeremiah, he replied, ‘I do not know how to speak’ (Jeremiah 1:6 NIV 2011 Edition). Yet they all became great leaders. How did they do it? By saying yes to God’s call, learning from their mistakes and growing wiser, and drawing strength from God each day.
So whether your God-given assignment in life seems large or small, you can grow into it. Winston Churchill was not thought of as an academic success, and it took him several attempts to pass the entrance exam for The Royal Military College, Sandhurst. But he went on to become leader of wartime Britain, and is considered by many to be one of the greatest figures in British history.
The Greek diplomat Demosthenes had such a speech impediment as a boy that he was embarrassed to speak before a group. But he invested long hours by the sea in unrelenting practice to overcome his problem - and as a result, became one of the most famous orators of all time.
You may not have a natural aptitude for leadership, but under God’s guidance, you can develop into a leader. Why? Because even though you may be limited, the God who lives within you is not!
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