Established To Lead

Every believer in Christ has been given an area, a role, or a calling in which God has both appointed and anointed them to lead.

Established to Lead

Every believer in Christ has been given an area, a role, or a calling in which God has both appointed and anointed them to lead.

Whether as the leader of a household, the Pastor of a church, the boss or supervisor in a workplace, in an area of gifting or expertise, in ministry, or as an example to others in the area of conduct, faith or attitude.

The area of responsibility in which someone is appointed to lead may encompass any or all of these things.

In the Old Testament of the Bible, God called Moses to lead His chosen people out of Egypt and into the Promised Land. He established Moses firmly as the chosen leader of his people and put his own mark of authority upon him. God instructed Moses to say to the Israelites.

“I AM has sent me to you”.

(Exodus 3:14)

He gave Moses proof in the form of miraculous signs so that the elders of Israel would listen to him and believe. By God’s design, Moses’ staff would turn into a snake, his hand would turn leprous like snow and water from the Nile would turn to blood when poured onto dry ground (Exodus 4).

Though God did all of this by His Own authority and power to firmly establish Moses in the sight of others, Moses still focused on his own weakness and asked God to send someone else.

Moses said to the Lord, ‘O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.’ The Lord said to him, ‘Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say. But Moses said, ‘O Lord, please send someone else to do it.

(Exodus 4:10 – 13)

Though angry with Moses, God gave him Aaron as a spokes-person. Aaron was a helpmeet to Moses, who could have been removed by God at any time. In God’s eyes, Aaron did not undermine or lessen Moses’ authority or ability as God’s chosen leader in any way. Moses remained God’s choice and he still retained the sole ability to perform miraculous signs.

God clearly said to Moses:

You shall speak to him (Aaron) and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do. He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him. But take this staff in your hand so you can perform miraculous signs with it.

(Exodus 4:15 17)
  • God wants to firmly establish within the heart of every believer in Christ, that their calling and anointing to lead is an authority that comes only from God.
  • It is an appointment established by God that no man can undermine.

For His Own purposes he may bring others alongside to complement or to provide support, but others are not given as supportive evidence of God’s appointment to lead, or for proof of that ability to lead.

For God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable.

(Romans 11:29)

Each believer’s ability to lead in their particular field comes only from an anointing given by God.

When believers are confident in that anointing and provision from God – the addition of another’s support will not be relied upon, and neither will a believer’s own inadequacies – or the removal of that support – become a threat. But all will operate in the freedom and the ability that comes from God.

The Lord said to the Apostle Paul:

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” ‘Therefore I (Paul) will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me”.

(2 Corinthians 12:9)

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May God both work in you and through you, those things that He desires, as you continue to submit your life to Him each day.