Frustrated With People? Start Leading Them!
One way to know if you are ready to start leading people
Previously we talked about how bringing people into your circle can have a positive impact on people. Today we will talk about one of the ways you know if you are ready to start leading people.
When I was at Liberty University, there were lines everywhere. Lines to get into concerts, lines to get into the dining hall, lines to get into football games. One of my pet peeves on campus was I would be waiting in line, like a good boy, and someone would walk right to the front and go into the dining hall. I would get so frustrated. I got so frustrated that one day I was about to swipe my dining card at the dining hall, and this guy came in and tried to swipe in before me who had just walked in the door, so I pushed his arm aside and swiped in before he did. Hoping and waiting for him to bring it up so I could throw it back in his face about skipping the line. Not precisely a biblical way to handle the situation.
But I would get so frustrated with people doing these things around me.
But that is all I was doing, just going into the dining hall and getting my food, then sitting down and complaining about it. That's all I was doing about the situation.
So I realized I am getting upset with people around me and doing nothing about it. Now I realized I wasn't going to lead all of Liberty's campus, but I could start with a small group of people. So I became a prayer leader and poured into the lives of five guys. I figured if I could make an impact on those five guys, then they could go and make an impact on other people, creating a ripple effect.
Every person can make an impact on someone, then that person will make an impact on someone else.
I know some of us might be thinking we are not equipped to lead, or we do not know enough about the Bible. But let me leave you with this verse.
Isaiah 41:10: Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
God will equip you to lead His people. All you have to be is willing.
Pastor Zac Keiter