Thursday, February 07, 2008
AN "AH-HA" MOMENT
We all have "Ah-HA" moments when the light bulbs pop and the trumpets blast. I have experienced one of those recently, but it's a little more complicated than that. Some "Ah-HA" moments are moments that are entirely inspired. They are new, bold thoughts that no one has ever thought before. But then some "Ah-HA" moments are more personal epiphanies -- times when we finally grasp something that has been there all along. My recent "Ah-HA" was one of the latter.

I have shared here before about the fact how I often struggle with keeping up with my Bible reading, study, quiet, and prayer time. A combination of being too busy, having too many irons in the fire, and the resulting exhaustion often keeps me from devoting the time to spiritual disciplines the way that I need to.

But, here was my "Ah-HA" that had been there all along: One cannot be a leader for Christ unless you are actively, regularly, and consistently learning and engaging yourself with God. Unless you are seeking the Holy Spirit to fill you and guide your every word and action, you cannot be a leader for Christ. Because, unless you are doing those things, you are working and trying to lead from your own personal agenda, and not from God's agenda. You can't be a Christ-centered leader unless you have totally surrendered your own agenda in favor of His.

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