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Devotionals For Leaders: Whatchu Want?

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We all want something…many somethings, in fact. Wanting and desiring is always going to be part of the human experience. So the question then is “whatchu want”?  Let’s all admit it: our “wanter” is broken. We want things we shouldn’t want. We don’t want what we should and would be good for us to want. We are “wanter” challenged. Even in the best of us at our most sincere moments we can find our hearts to be utterly deceitful as Jeremiah has said in Jeremiah 17:9

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Do you want God as God or for God to just bless you with gifts and kindness and take you to heaven someday? It’s easy to relegate God to our Spiritual Santa Claus or God Vending Machine.How can I say this?  It is evident when we become angry…

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Devotionals For Leaders: Be Ready

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Be ready in season and out of season. —2 Timothy 4:2

Feelings are not reliable when it comes to readiness. If we wait until we WANT to get ready, the feelings may never come. If we wait until we FEEL ready, we may never accomplish a thing. One of the marquee items for any leader is their ability and willingness to continue on regardless of how they feel. Our feelings are not always an accurate measure of our relationship with God or others for that matter. If it’s one thing leaders do and do well, it’s that they have learned to not rely on their feelings and at the same time remain reliable regardless of their feelings. Faith is what every leader must posses and it will always be required of us in our preparation and readiness training from God.

Do not become a leader who obsessively seeks for a…

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Devotionals For Leaders: Dealing With Burnout

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13 The next day Moses sat down to judge the people, and they stood around Moses from morning until evening. 14 When Moses’ father-in-law saw everything he was doing for them he asked, “What is this thing you’re doing for the people? Why are you alone sitting as judge, while all the people stand around you from morning until evening?”

15 Moses replied to his father-in-law, “Because the people come to me to inquire of God.16 Whenever they have a dispute, it comes to me, and I make a decision between one man and another. I teach them God’s statutes and laws.”

17 “What you’re doing is not good,” Moses’ father-in-law said to him. 18 “You will certainly wear out both yourself and these people who are with you, because the task is too heavy for you. You can’t do it alone. Exodus 18:13-18

Many of us can find…

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Devotionals For Leaders: Avoiding Burnout

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Meanwhile, Moses was shepherding the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. Then the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire within a bush. As Moses looked, he saw that the bush was on fire but was not consumed. So Moses thought: I must go over and look at this remarkable sight. Why isn’t the bush burning up? Exodus 3:1-3

It’s easy for us to get caught up in what we want to do for God. We can dream our dreams and make our plans and those things can become our driving force. We can become so caught up in what we want to do for God that we miss God Himself. This is a huge danger for the leader.

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Devotionals For Leaders: Shine On!

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We all, with unveiled face, beholding…the glory of the Lord… —2 Corinthians 3:18

Moses spent time with God and because of such time, his face was visibly transformed. He came out of God’s presence aglow. There was such a radiance from his face that he wore a veil. Recently I have heard that the veil was worn so that the people would not see when the light would begin to fade. Initially I thought it was because the light was so bright that the people couldn’t bear to look at his face. But this recent thought of hiding it so that the people would not know it faded is interesting. A couple of reasons why this is important from a leadership standpoint.

The people need to know the leader spends time with God. Of course the people could see Moses routinely go into the cloud and sometimes remain for weeks…

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