“Glory is compelling. The more we taste, the deeper its hook in our souls, and the harder it is to dislodge the hook and flee from leadership. With all the suffering and struggle in leading others, why would we not bolt? For one reason: God pours out enough of his presence to keep us hooked. And God allures us to the point we want to know how the next episode of the story will turn out. God is playing out his plot, and reluctant and limping servants, while being humbled as leaders, are lifted up to see his glory.”
If you are missing glory in your life and leadership, God isn’t likely holding out on you. Perhaps you simply aren’t recognizing it. God’s glory isn’t an ecstatic feeling, supernatural aura, or an audible voice. Rather, it’s God’s revelation of who he is and how he wants to be known. As we see in Paul, it always has the power to change the beholder. Where is one place we can look for God’s glory today? In Jesus. He is the absolute defining image of who God is and how he wants to reveal his nature and attributes. In Christ, we see mercy, kindness, forgiveness, grace, and so much more. Beholding our Lord and Savior through worship and reading the Holy Scriptures, we are filled with the glory of God.
Reflection: Dearest brother or sister in Christ, as you complete these devotionals, may your heart hunger and thirst to seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness. Your faith is your greatest asset as a leader, and what will influence others to step up into their highest callings as the Lord wills. Prayerfully pursue more of God’s glory with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength, and you will find it in your leader, Jesus Christ. We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
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