It occurred to me today, I really need to step up. I read an article on leadership that, in part, focused on the different roles of men and women in the church. It looked at how men typically go to two extremes in the leadership, either as domineering leaders who fail to love, or on the other end, failing to take up the call of leadership at all. I often error on the second side of things. For certain reasons, I’ve learned habits of avoiding conflict, and often don’t speak my part in matters that aren’t of great immediate significance. And this approach has had a negative effect on how I am involved, or fail to be involved in spiritual matters. Though often it is best to avoid conflict, I can’t hide behind this excuse. Particularly, as the eldest in this group, a proverbial first born, I cannot wait for someone else to bring us back to God’s word should we stray. Praise God, as I prayed to become a leader, God immediately provided a situation requiring leadership, and courage and wisdom to lead!

An interesting thought hit me today. Dr. Pipim was asking us if we thought it would be ok to purchase a building with a spiritually dubious history for the new CAMPUS house. Many of the objections against it were concerning the evil presence that had been invited in by the previous owners. Though we would hesitate to move to such a location, how often do we invite the presence of evil spirits into our company with our conversation, our arguments, and our complaints?


1 Response to “Lead”

  1. September 22, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Hm, that is SUCH a good point about allowing Satan to work his way into our everyday lives!

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