The leader inside of you
“If you study history and learn about all the true leaders, their examples defy the traditional thinking about the charismatic leader.
God frequently used people whom others would dismiss, who were not perfect to do great things. Moses had a stammering tongue. No charisma. God said, “Tell you what. You’re in charge of a million people.”
Many questions remain about what kind of impediment Moses had, but obviously it had something to do with his speech because he complained to God.
Exodus 4:10–12 “10 Moses said to the Lord, “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”
11 The Lord said to him, “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord? 12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”
The discourse came to a climax when he suggested that God send someone else to do his work. God said something like, “I am quite aware of what you can and cannot do. As a matter of fact, I have something to do with it as the Creator.”
God did not heal Moses. That is important. Instead, He explained to Moses why He would not heal his impediment. He replied, “Even now your brother Aaron is on the way. He will be your mouth. If I were to heal you, Aaron wouldn’t have a purpose in life.” Moses always had his impediment, and Aaron always had a job. Exodus 4:15–16
15 “You shall speak to him and put words “in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do. “16 He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him.”
Everything that you lack as a human is someone else’s purpose. If we could do everything, then we would not need anybody else. The Creator did not make anything insignificant. Every plant needs the sun, fish need water, and human beings need other human beings. Each brings something to serve humanity. That is why servant leadership is so important, because it helps you constantly appreciate the value of people, and it also protects you from trying to devalue them by attempting to become all things and to do everything yourself. Everybody is a leader. That is the heart of God. Leadership is inherent.”
vision, purpose, destiny,