"In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit" Judges 21:25
Through the whole book It is clear that due to the lack of a key leader, someone willing to submit to Godly leadership and EVERYONE suffered. People do really dumb, stupid & even evil things when there isn't a healthy leader to guide them. It reminded me of what Solomon says in
Proverbs 29:18 "Where there is no vision, people will perish"
So self evaluation began. Do I lead in an effective or ineffective way? I know for me I have 3 specific areas that I MUST lead in or those around me could be grossly affected.
As a husband do I lead my wife well in our marriage? Do I model for her that I am a man of character and integrity who loves Jesus that she enjoys marriage with?
As a father do I lead my sons to how to live for Jesus? Do I show them how a Godly man should act? Do I show them how to love a woman & treat her? Do I model for them the importance of prayer, obedience to Scripture and how to LOVE GOD and LOVE OTHERS.
As a Pastor do I lead students to a place of authentic desire of what living for Jesus is about? Do I help encourage and pastor them through life situations with a Godly worldview perspective? Do I live what I preach as a model for students?
As I look at life, being a leader in many different areas, I must lead well. But the only way I can lead well is if I follow well. I must, without question, follow Christ. I have to be willing to lead from a place of humility as well as faith conviction. God, help me lead well. Help me not be a leader who does give vision, your vision for life. Help me be a leader who helps people thrive & not perish!