God’s will is much spoken about as it should be and plenty of us including those who feature in God’s Word have managed to make a mess of it at some point in time. Disobedience seems to be the root of not allowing God to fulfil His will or purpose in our lives, but we are incredibly thankful to God for His grace and mercy because as we regularly divert from His route, He has already found a way back to His plan and purpose. Many never get back to the road because they find the path too difficult or they struggle with obedience, then there are others who God carves a new course out for which is an amazing example of God’s tender love for His creation. So why do so many live unfulfilled lives?
The simple answer is that believers tend to see God as a genie or a grandfather in the sky. That’s why the atheists are busy laughing and calling God a fairy but if we were busy seeing God for who He is (No man has ever seen Him) then there is a chance that we will see the genuine fulfilment of His will on earth. Below I look at what believers do:
Expect monthly handouts – Like the UN World Food Programme
Expecting instant miracles – Like Maggi Noodles
Expecting blessings to land on their laps – Like babies needing their daily feed
God can do any of the above but they are extremely rare, and they aren’t ever part of a daily lifestyle that we should be living in Christ because I never saw the disciples live like it. Below I look at what disciples do:
They hear God – Relationship
They are obedient to God – Purpose and Desire
They are guided by His Word – He becomes a light to our feet
They overcome expected challenges on the road marked out – Understand spiritual warfare
This is how you can do the will of the Father, and if you want that tight, family-like relationship with God, then you must live like this all the time. Jesus told us in His Word that whoever does the will of The Father is a family member to Him. Your path isn’t meant to be easy, and there rarely is a free ride but if you want to expect then expect the impossible God’s way. God won’t move outside His Word so if you’re expectation isn’t found in His Word then you will never be able to see His will let alone fulfil it.
The blind lead the blind, and it is now time to open your eyes.
My leadership career began immediately after my salvation as I began to pastor and lead my extended family in the things of God while experiencing the supernatural on a regular basis. My first encounter was a dream about my first pastor. The dream was not simple, and the meaning of it was hidden from me for around one year. I went and told my pastor the dream and from that day onwards he publicly humiliated me on a continuous basis until I became withdrawn about my relationship with God. He was later removed from leadership for having an affair with the worship leader! I guess you know the dream I had now!
My next church allowed me to sit back and relax in rather than lead, and it was a great relief since I was in the last year of my degree. However the pastor and his wife disliked me and for no reason whatsoever…well so I thought! They were in love with my family but totally resistant to me. You know things are bad when the pastor and his wife phone your parents and spend time trying to tell them not to help their son in his business ventures; “Your son is using you”. Amit, welcome to leadership!
Let’s fast forward a little…in recent times, I was given the privilege of overseeing 50 churches in Africa, and I led over 200 leaders in a discipleship programme across Africa and the UK. Leadership isn’t all glitter, in fact, it rarely has been for me, and I can relate to some degree how the Apostles were treated by other leaders and elders yet there has been something satisfying about leading for God. I have managed to carve my path in Him and make room for others to become leaders. Good leaders breed followers, and great leaders create better leaders. Wonder what category I will fall into over time?
It isn’t all doom and gloom because I love leadership, and I thank God for the few great examples God has given me. To be honest, I have had very few good influences in my life biblically which has forced me to lean on God’s Word, which is primary for any Christian. I learned to relate to Jesus and His Apostles which has given me a firm foundation as a leader which in turn has allowed me to see the good side of leadership.
Leadership isn’t just about the church; it is about life. We are leaders in the home, amongst friends, in our careers, doing God’s work in whichever capacity chosen and of course church, etc. So never let anyone limit you as a leader and the way you operate in leadership because God never put any limitations on you. I suppose that is why I have created a leadership course; I wanted to break down barriers formed in the Christian tradition and get back to Biblical leadership!
Before you leave this website, take a look at www.helpingleader.com as I have designed a course through all my learning experiences to help people become a great success despite trying circumstances. I feel it will benefit you!