Aaron was invited to help out with football camp this week at school. That is somewhat of a leadership position. Jordan is often the “director of activities” here whether it is basketball, wiffle ball or some other activity. Miriam has been class president for a number of years. You have all held leadership positions and I am sure, will continue to lead people in the future.
The question is, where are you all leading your friends? Today in I Chronicles, God has listed for us the divisions and troops of people who came to support and work with David after Saul’s death. While Saul was still alive, the nation was divided-some were followers of Saul…others followers of David. Everyone had to choose a side, and the leader they followed led them either into defeat, or into David’s kingdom. Jehoida is just one mentioned. He was a leader of the house of Aaron and led 3,700 people. That is a lot of people.
We may never lead 3,700 people, but we will lead others. You will lead in activities, but also you will lead when your friends are together and you show them youtube videos through the Apple tv. You will “lead” them to be discerning, or to just gloss over things that perhaps are grossly dishonoring to God. You will lead by choosing to refrain from cursing at football or hockey practice, while every other players is. You will lead in large and small ways. But of this be sure-you are leaders all the time.
Leading is a responsibility. When take it seriously. Lead yourself and your friends in ways that are pleasing to the Lord-and if this is the goal you are seeking, you can be sure everyone will end up on the “winning” side!