When life is great it is easy to thank God; after all, you can see the blessings or the good things He has done for you. The success acts as proof that God is on your side. But, it is hard to believe in God when you have lost everything let’s say in a Katrina, flood, fire or even sacked from a job especially if are the breadwinner. Giving thanks and believing in God’s plan for our life is easy when life is perfect. Even in the midst of hardships, God encourages young leaders in 1 Timothy 4:12 to set an example in conduct, love, faith, and speech so that you can be a good servant of Christ Jesus.
Just because you are a leader doesn’t mean you are exempted from hardships or challenges. Life’s challenges happen to everyone. God knew they would be a time when you will struggle that is why he sent his son Jesus Christ as an example. Jesus taught the disciples how to live a Christian life, and he had the power to heal the sick, raise the dead, feed 5000 people with five loaves of bread. Even with all His power, Simon had to help Jesus carry the cross Mathew 27:32.
The burden of dying was overwhelming that Jesus thought God had abandoned him vs. 46. Jesus had to pass through this experience to set an example of physical suffering and spiritual suffering. While this scene also shows that being a leader can bring great success, it also takes courage, determination, and sacrifice. Therefore, never have a moment of doubt because you are praying to a God who fully understands pain and despair. The servant leader on http://e360bible.org/blog/servant-leader/talks about how to be a leader one must first learn how to serve. And, serving involves understanding life experiences as God uses those challenges to give a perspective that is essential in shaping you to be a cable leader.
So, it is not just about leading by example but also learning to serve. In the context of Moses, after living the life fit for a prince, he had to learn how to be humble and trust God which enabled him to demonstrate the great power of the lord and servant leadership.
When we go through hard circumstances that we don’t understand. It is easy to question God. As believers, we are called to be servants. Jeremiah 1: 5 is a reminder that even before you were born God set you apart and appointed you as a prophet. You may have been through a lot of disappointments, just like Job, God will never give up on you. The scripture says in James 1:12 “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” Circumstances cannot delay your destiny; only God has the final say in your life.