AFFIRMING NEW LEADERSHIP

But Moses replied, “Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the LORD’S people were prophets and that the LORD would put his Spirit on them!”

NUMBERS 11:29

 
One of the attributes of a Kingdom leader is the ability to recognize when God is raising new leadership and affirming and encouraging up-and-coming leaders. Kingdom leaders also model a level of humility that God blesses, while leaders who are insecure about their leadership will put down new leadership in order to maintain their own status.
 
The Bible says that Moses was the most humble man on the face of the earth. That is why God used him as a leader to bring an entire nation out of bondage.
 
Joshua, Moses’ second in command, was concerned about two young men who had prophesied in the camp. He considered their actions an affront to Moses’ leadership. But Moses viewed the situation very differently. He viewed it from the perspective of a Kingdom leader and modeled humility and a Kingdom focus. Moses was secure in his own leadership and did not need to put down others who he might construe as usurping his leadership.
 
King Saul represented the opposite of this principle. The people began to see that God was raising David into leadership. However, because Saul had a stronghold of insecurity in his life, he was not able to affirm God’s new leader. This ultimately led to Saul’s removal from the kingship. God rejected Saul because of his inability to humble himself before an upcoming leader.
The Body of Christ is in great need of leaders who are secure in their leadership. If God has called you to be a leader, look for opportunities to encourage new leaders. As you do, God will ensure that you will fulfill the purpose for which He called you.

Hillman, O. (2011). Tgif: today god is first. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell.


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