We are a nation and a world desperate for men and women of God to lead. Today you begin or continue that journey. As Joshua directed the people of Israel I also direct you, “Choose this day who you will serve.” As leaders in this modern world we can be tempted to follow the latest fad or chase after money, fame or power. Will you serve those idols or will you choose to serve the King of Kings and Lord of Lords?
Read Nehemiah chapter 1
Many doubt that they have any value. Almost every day I hear people with excuses. One morning while I was sitting in court waiting to offer services to those who would be better served through life rehabilitation rather than jail a woman was called forward with a ticket of not having tags on her license plate. She had actually gotten two tickets in five days. First she blamed the first officer for only giving her a ticket. Then she blamed the auto dealer for selling her the car. Ultimately, she simply had to pay the fine and move along. My point is that we all have reasons and excuses for any short coming. We must get past that. We must recognize our value and live within that value if we want to fulfill God’s will in our lives. When we live from a place of excuses and disappointment we are living in the lies of His enemy. He came to steal, kill and destroy. He is a liar, a very convincing liar, but a liar none the less.
Why do so many Spiritual Leaders believe His lies? How is it that I so often believe the negative things that Satan tells me and dismiss the things of God?
What if David listened when they tried to convince him that there was no way he could defeat Goliath? What if Gideon stayed hidden in the well trying to harvest his wheat? What if Jesus would have submitted to the devil when he was in the dessert fasting? Choose this day who you will serve. Serve Him first and all of the other things will be added to you as well.
God does not offer excuses. He simply loves you and thinks that you are awesome. Check out what He says through Zechariah.
For this is what the LORD Almighty says: "After the Glorious One has sent me against the nations that have plundered you--for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye—Zechariah 2:8