They gathered together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, “You take too much upon yourselves, for all the congregation is holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above the congregation of the LORD.” So when Moses heard it, he fell on his face (Numbers 16:3-4).
Based upon the life of Moses and his encounters with Israel, leadership can be a challenge to the mind, body, soul, and spirit of a man. However, it is God’s design that His earthly kingdom be guided and Pastored by spiritual men in the form of Evangelists, Bishops, and Deacons. The pilgrimage can be tough and one of male travail, but the fruit is that of pristine eternity with Christ. An unknown author chronicled the following Ten Laws of Leadership to provide encouragement to all of God’s men and Christians in general. The words were retrieved from the bulletin of the Fredericksburg church of Christ in Texas (12/18/05):
1. People can be illogical, unreasonable and self-centered. Love them anyway. 2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. 3. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. 4. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. 5. Honesty and frankness will make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. 6. The biggest people with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest people with the smallest ideas. Think big anyway. 7. People favor underdogs, but follow top dogs. Fight for the few underdogs anyway. 8. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. 9. People really need help, but may attack you if you do help. Help people anyway. 10. Give the world the best you have and you may get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.
As a child of God on the mission field of well-doing, Remember, you are the clay In The Potter’s Hands. God has paved a way to save you today!