Leadership is service and influence. Look for opportunities to serve. Leave it to God to turn opportunities for service into opportunities for leadership. Earn the opportunity to lead by being faithful in small ways.
Leaders are leaders whether they have a title or not. Who are you influencing?
Only God knows the big picture, and he alone knows what he can do when you start where you can.
Carrie, a young friend of mine, attended a Hillsong Colour Conference in London, England. Her prayer at the beginning of the conference was for God to show her the place of ministry where she could concentrate her efforts.
Since Carrie loves missions, she wondered if God would lead her to minister in China or Haiti. But God didn’t have either of those possibilities in mind—at least not for now.
She sensed God tell her to go back to her Georgia town and focus on the young girls needing ministry. God said, “Where are you now, and what can you do there? Go to the girls where I’ve planted you.”
Carrie went home and adapted Sisterhood, Hillsong’s ministry to women, and began Miss Sisterhood for young women. Miss Sisterhood became a mentoring, empowering, once a month gathering of young girls across her city.
Only God knows what he will accomplish through you when you start where you can, in the place you’re located, with the calling and passion God has given you.
Even seemingly insignificant tasks fit into his plan to prepare and grow you for greater things. Be faithful with what he shows you, and he will be faithful to give you more.
What does it look like for you to be faithful in this season?
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