What will motivate you to take your position as the leader of your family?
It is not enough to know how to be the leader in your home. You can know all the truth in the world, and if you don’t apply it in your life, it is worthless. Jesus said in reference to being a servant, “If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them” (John 13:17). Men, let me say this as clearly as I can: You will be blessed and your family will be blessed if you become the leader that God has called you to be. If you know you have been called to lead your wife and family, then do it! God’s blessing will be upon you if you step out in action. Don’t tell your wife you want to lead, just start leading in the ways I have discussed in each of the previous articles.
Do you believe God has called you to be the leader of your home? Knowing this truth in your heart will only come by hearing His voice calling you to take His commission to lead. This is how David realized his calling to be head over the nation of Israel. In his last words before his death, he revealed how the Lord raised him up to lead. “Now these are the last words of David. Thus says David the son of Jesse; thus says the man raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel: The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me, and His word was on my tongue. The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me: ‘He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God’ ” (2 Samuel 23:1-3). These are some of the greatest leadership principles in Scripture. David realized that his calling to leadership over Israel was a result of God’s anointing which allowed God to speak through him. God also spoke to David and commanded him to be just and rule in the fear of God. Note these three points: (1) God spoke to him to call him to this position. This is what gave him the confidence to take this leadership position. (2) He was to be just in all his decisions. (3) Only by having a sincere respect for God could he lead others in a just manner.
Do you want God to speak through you and use you as a godly man to lead your family? Ask God to speak to your heart and empower you with His anointing to be the man He has called you to be. Only then will you be just and lead your home in the fear of God. Why not ask Him now to begin His work in you?
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