A Kingdom Leader is sensitive to issues, differences and understanding of his team on a regular basis. It is possible for a leader to be blind to his treatment of others. It is also possible for a leader to be closed to new truth. A leader can be so resistant to the movement of the Holy Spirit because of his religious training.
Consider how many times Jesus told the disciples that he would die and rise from the dead! They could not accept that simple truth because they could see no redemption and kingship if Jesus was killed. How can such a thing happen? John clearly admits later in his Gospel that they did not understand even after the resurrection of Jesus.
Peter sits in a jail cell as he writes his two epistles for the followers of Christ. He admits that a leader can be ineffective and unproductive because he doesn't see clearly. He begs us to add certain qualities to our faith.
2 Peter 1:9 (ESV)
For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he ois blind, having forgotten that he was pcleansed from his former sins.
Open your heart and mind to the situation Christ has you in. He knows you are there and sees you. Maybe He needs you to be there so your faith will be focused in the correct places. Read Mark 8:22-26. I believe Peter is remembering the unusual healing of the blind man to a blur.
Be aware that you may not see Jesus clearly!
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.