Commitment... to Responsibility
A Kingdom Leader is responsible for all that they do. That means a leader is accountable, answerable, open to questions and subject to correction. It also means a leader does not lord it over those they are responsible to care for. There is a solid commitment to do what you say . . . when you say it will be done. There is also a commitment to treat others fairly and justly.
Jesus grew in a balanced and mature way. Can you answer for yourself as he did? Have you put away childish ways of answering accountability questions? When called to accountability, are you honest or do you just protect yourself? Do you just give feeble excuses for not completing work in a timely manner? Despite unfair treatment Joseph continued to be responsible in each setting God placed him. That included leadership in a home, a prison and eventually a country.
Genesis 39:22 says, so the warden put Joseph in charge of all those held in the prison, and he was made responsible for all that was done there. (1)
We are praying for you.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
(1) The Holy Bible: New International Version. Electronic ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984, S Gen. 39:22
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Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.