How much of your leadership is trusting God for his promise? Maybe more should be. Step into faith more. Lead in faith. Many of us don’t desire to step into leading roles, yet we find in the example of Moses that the step of faith into leadership may be God’s plan for us.
23 By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.
24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. 27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.
If you know the full story of Moses from Exodus, you will know that Moses’ leadership was based on faith. From the start, Moses said that he was not able to do what God was asking him to do. Rather, he said, ‘Send someone else.’ Moses was a reluctant leader.
In some ways, reticence to take on leadership roles can be good. Moses certainly didn’t start with ego. He wasn’t power-hungry and clawing his way to a throne by destroying everyone in his path. No. He accepted God’s mission for him based on God being powerful and faithful to see it through.
Moses took on leadership based on the promise, power, and faithfulness of God.
He had to do some things he didn’t want to do. He had to confront some people he didn’t want to confront. And he had to lead some people who were extremely frustrating to him. And he did. We see here in Hebrews 11 the list of things Moses did by faith for the sake of his mission from God.
How much of your leadership is trusting God for his promise? Maybe more should be. Step into faith more. Lead in faith. Especially if you don’t want to. There could be a Moses-sized mission ahead of you.
See him who is invisible and persevere…