Encouraging women to apply and abide in God's transforming Word.
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." ~John 15:5 (NIV)
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
A Faith-Driven Leader
Would you consider yourself to be a faith-driven leader? In other words, are you consistently motivated by your faith in God’s ability to accomplish His divine purposes through your ministry?
Hebrews 11:2 tells us the leaders of old were commended for their faith, and verse six of that same chapter of Hebrews, which outlines the actions of many Biblical heroes, tells us that “without faith it is impossible to please God.” Operating from a position of faith is vital as we aspire to please God with the way we lead others and serve Him in our ministries.
So, how do we do that?
Knowing that Hebrews 11:1 tells us that faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see, here is what it looks like to be a faith-driven leader:
A faith-driven leader remains confident that God is present and active in her prayerfully established programs and Bible studies, even when measurable results are lacking and attendance is waning.
Prayerfully choosing her team, a faith-driven leader moves team members into places of service with a sense of assurance that God will empower them and use their gifts and talents for His glory and purposes.
A faith-driven leader encourages others to trust God and continue serving, despite obstacles and challenges that arise along the way.
She continually looks for ways to make women aware of God’s activity among the people of her church and ministry.
A leader sets the tone for her ministry. When she is confident in God’s power and sure of His presence, her team will grow in their ability to trust Him and recognize His activity among them.
A faith-driven leader is a prayerful woman who does her best to follow God faithfully. She draws others to Him to experience His power and presence.
A faith-driven leader inspires and motivates others to become faith-driven leaders themselves.
Ask God to help you become a prayerful, faith-driven leader who helps her team recognize God’s presence in their midst and His activity among the people they are serving.
After all, as servants of Christ, we all aspire to one day stand before our Lord and hear the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” (Matthew 25:21).
May we all be driven by faith and found to be faith-full.