The normal troubles of leadership can put you in a place where you see no way out. Some will give up and abandon their position while others will fight no matter what the odds. At that time the motives of your heart will become visible. What is the intention of your heart? Are you more concerned about your call than His Kingdom? Are you more anxious to accomplish the goals of your heart than His clearly defined directions? Do you have eyes to see Him in the midst of your activity? Expect to be the placed in a position that will press you like grapes.
Matthew 7:14 (NIV)
14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Jesus uses the same Greek word for narrow in the above verse that is also used by Paul to depict the hard pressure of leadership in 2 Corinthians 4:8. Narrow is the way. Normal troubles make the path of following Christ difficult. Our impure motives can prevent us from seeing ourselves and God’s clear guidance.
Pray for our hearts as we pray for yours. Keep your eyes on Him.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
(1) The Holy Bible: New International Version. Electronic ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984, S. Matthew 7:14
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