Tuesday, May 21, 2013

May 21 – 2 Samuel 22-23 & Psalm 57

Below are my thoughts from the daily Bible reading of the West Side Church of Christ. Today’s reading comes from 2 Samuel 22-23 & Psalm 57. Before reading I invite you to pray and asked God to speak to you as you read his word. Also above in the tabs is a link to the Bible reading plan.

As I have written before the success of leaders is dependent upon those he or she has around them. No matter the skill set of a leader if his people are not behind him, on the same page as her, or simply helping them, no leader will be successful. David was only successful because of the men he had around him. He had his three top guys who were almost as famous and skilled as David. He had men willing to cross enemy lines to bring him a drink of water from his hometown. David was powerful and mighty because he had surrounded himself with the right men.

Are you a leader or a follower? If you are a leader surround yourself with the right men and women to help you achieve what it is you have been called to lead. If you are a follower ask yourself how are you helping your leader achieve what they have been called to lead? Their success depends on your support. Also ask yourself if you are being helpful or becoming a hindrance? Finally, not everyone is a leader and that is ok. If everyone was a leader then there would be no followers, which would result in no help for leaders, creating a vicious cycle of no accomplishments or fulfillments.

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