The nature of living in a fallen world means that we will frequently be tempted to lead out of pride and fear. Whatever the source of our temptation—personal struggles, challenges involving other people, or changing circumstances and opposition—we always have the choice to once again renew our trust in God and ask Him to transform our leadership. Jesus urges us to trust ourselves to the Father’s care, to live one day at a time with a focus on kingdom priorities, just as He did. As we do, our words and actions will increasingly reflect humility and God-confidence.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. —Matthew 6:33-34
Prayer: Spirit, remind us of Jesus’ words and the Father’s care when changing circumstances cause us to fear. Help us to lead with God-confidence as we trust in You. Amen.
If you get off the path, find your way back and encourage yourself withFor I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 NLT