“As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.” ~ Emmanuel Teney
God’s way of doing things is beyond limits. There is no “box” that can contain His options. As a Christian leader, don’t be surprised when God decides to bless you with His creative genius in solving a crisis in your life and leadership. As any father who loves to delight his children, God delights us with His goodness and faithfulness in ways that will cause us to praise and worship Him. There are times when all we can do is shake our head in amazement to how God makes His plan come alive in the most unusual and miraculous ways. In the life of Moses, he had many of these moments…but after all, his life started that way.
“Take this baby and nurse him for me,” the princess told the baby’s mother. “I will pay you for your help.” So the woman took her baby home and nursed him. Later, when the boy was older, his mother brought him back to Pharaoh’s daughter, who adopted him as her own son. The princess named him Moses, for she explained, “I lifted him out of the water.” (Exodus 2:9-10 NLT)
From crisis to blessing in one swoop! Moses’s mother feared for her newborn’s life one minute and then suddenly found herself hired to care for her own baby…with pay! God showed Himself in a special way to encourage and inspire this young mother about His sovereign plan for her infant son. He turned her “hopeless” crisis into joyful “hope”. God’s “delightful” provisions are all around us every day. Are you looking for them?
Moses was rescued from a death sentence and adopted into the family of the king. Without any merit on his part, he was promoted from certain death to an abundant life…and spiritually, so were you. If God did this for Moses, and provided not only salvation but a royal adoption for you, can you even begin to grasp the limitless potential God has to delight you in the most unusual ways?
Napoleon Bonaparte once said: “Leaders are dealers in hope.” This is particularly true of Christian leaders. However, you as a leader must have hope if you are going to “deal” hope to your team. Take time today to reflect on how God has delighted you with His goodness and creative blessings. If you are having trouble identifying them, simply ask God to reveal them to you. He will delight in that too.
Tell stories to your team and to the next generation of leaders about how God has delighted you with His blessings in your life. Mentor others today in seeking “God’s Way” when they faces challenges or opportunities in life.