A Kingdom Leader is always in touch with his past. He never forgets where he has come from. He never forgets the grace that God bestowed on him. He never forgets his failures so that he might show mercy to those who are in great need.
Can you extend grace to others with ease? Can you allow others to fail? What makes you most angry when others do not attain excellence? Can you remember when you last failed? What did it feel like when someone lifted you up and gave you another opportunity?
We become blind when we forget where we came from. God’s mercy can easily be lost in a field of high weeds . . .of accomplishment. You can be harsh with others and remember that you did exactly the same thing in the past.
2 Peter 1:9 (ESV)
9 For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he ois blind, having forgotten that he was pcleansed from his former sins.
Humility can only stand on a bedrock of failure. We all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. We all fail in a miserable way just like Peter. He denied and cursed that he didn't even know Jesus!
The Bible asks us to do many things to remember. Do this in remembrance of me! Why is that so? I think He wants us to remember where we came from. We need to be reminded of His mercy and grace towards us. Then your grace and mercy toward others will flow like pure honey.
Do your best to remember so that you will not be ineffective and unproductive in your leadership.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
o Job 5:14; 12:25; Isa. 59:10; Zeph. 1:17; [1 John 2:9–11]
p Eph. 5:26; Titus 2:14; Heb. 9:14; 1 John 1:7; Rev. 7:14
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (2 Pe 1:9). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.
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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.