When Eve brought the forbidden fruit to Adam, Adam dropped the ball.
- Adam didn’t listen to God, but went along with Eve’s bad idea (Gen 3:6).
- When God confronted Adam, Adam blamed what he did on Eve (Gen 3:11-12).
Spiritual leadership requires us to take responsibility for what we do.
Do you take responsibility for how you influence your family members, your work associates, and your fellow Christ-followers?
Don’t drop the ball!
God made us in His image with the intent that we would be leaders (Gen 1:26).
- He gave both men and women the ability and authority to lead (Gen 1:27).
- He told us to rule over the earth, not one another (Gen 1:28).
- God made each of us unique with different gifts and temperaments. This enables us to lead in our areas of giftedness by using those gifts to serve others (1Pet 4:10).
- When we do that, we influence them. That’s leadership.
One way to spot hidden potential is to gauge someone’s enthusiasm for your ministry by the amount of effort they put into getting involved. Consider Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10).