It shouldn’t surprise you that unless you are spiritually mature enough to set an example for others, you cannot lead people spiritually.
The diagram shows one way of looking at the process of spiritual leadership.
- Step 1: Love God with all your heart, mind, and soul. Without loving God completely, you can’t be the leader He wants you to be. Mark 12:30
- Step 2: Acknowledge your inadequacy. Without Christ living in you, you can’t be a spiritual leader. Your human capabilities are not adequate to the task. Eph 2:8-9
- Step 3: Study God’s Word. The more you study His Word, the deeper your faith becomes. Rom 10:17
See part-2 for steps 4-6.