Updated: Jan 6, 2021
Deuteronomy 28:13 AMPC 13 And the Lord shall make you the head, and not the tail; and you shall be above only, and you shall not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you this day and are watchful to do them.
Leadership is the capacity to influence others through inspiration, generated by a passion, birthed from a conviction, produced by a purpose.
Leadership - responding to your God-given responsibility, this is called personal leadership.
The highest form of government is personal government when you are governed by God! The highest form of personal leadership is when you are led by God.
Read 1 Corinthians 3:11-16 AMPC
In the end we will not be judged by the decisions that were made in our life that were led by people places or things!
The real judgment will come from answering the question: Did I take personal responsibility and do what was led by God in my life to bless others and glorify Him before I die!?
The Year of Taking the Lead has two implications:
Isaiah 58:11-12 AMPC 11 And the Lord shall guide you continually and satisfy you in drought and in dry places and make strong your bones. And you shall be like a watered garden and like a spring of water whose waters fail not.
There will be a comeback where you were once setback.
We will make a comeback in the areas that we were once behind in because we lacked, strength, endurance, and passion.
12 And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of [buildings that have laid waste for] many generations; and you shall be called Repairer of the Breach, Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.
There will be a takeover where there was once a turnover.
We will walk in and take our rightful authority and take the lead, in the areas that we allowed others to do for ourselves what only God has ordained us to do for His glory!
Read 1 Samuel 8:4-17 NLT
We will no longer abdicate the throne of leadership that the King’s death and resurrection have given to us!
“Angela Davis” — ‘I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.’
2021 Taking the lead will be the year of the gifting, not the gifted.
Operating in your gifting is when you are flowing in your God-given purpose serving your God-given gift to those who will receive it.
Just being gifted is using your gifts to serve and protect self in an attempt to hide the areas that you are not free in.
Breaking ground required us to be fearless.
Taking the lead is going to require us to have freedom!
Freedom reveals your gifts, your gifts create influences that result in leadership.
You will never have leadership in the areas where you were not free.
It’s time to acknowledge that we will never take the lead until we surrender to the Leader!
Psalms 27:11c-14 KJV Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.