banner
 
Appointed 3rd. Preaching the Word-Teaching to Observe-Leading the Way

  Home >> Blogs >> Leaders are Chosen

this user is offline now  appointed3rd
Send message

Subscribe
Gender: Male
Status: Married
Age: 41 Years

State: CA
Country: United States


Signup Date: 02/23/2012

Categories:
  Religion & Philosophy
  Life
  Movies, TV, Celebrities
  True2ourselves

Archive:
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012

Who Gives Kudos:





 

12:26 PM   [26 Feb 2012 | Sunday]

Leaders are Chosen

[Luke 6:13] And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles:..

In reading this passage, I got the revelation that not all disciples are leaders, but that leaders are chosen out of the followers. Jesus chose the twelve and named them apostles(leaders of the church, movement, etc.) out of the many disciples. He didn't expect everyone following to lead, but only the ones whom He had chosen and called to do so.

As "followers of Christ", we are all expected to be disciples of Christ. We are all expected to learn from and follow His lead. In this, we are all chosen. But not all disciples are chosen to be leaders. In Ephesians 4:11, Paul writes, 'And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,...' The key word being "some". And again to the Corinthians in 1 Corinthians 12:29, Paul ask the questions, 'Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers?' He doesn't answer the question, but the answer is "NO". Paul says that 'God appointed these in the church', in other words, God chooses and has chosen His leaders.

Not everyone is a leaders, but why does the church today make it out to be that. We often hear the leaders of the church say "we are raising up leaders", but fail to realize and even announce that not everyone is not a leader. If so, Jesus would have named all the disciples who followed Him apostles, but He didn't, He named twelve.

In the Book of Romans, again Paul speaks of the choosing of leaders when he writes, ' he who leads, let him lead with diligence'. Leadership is a gift that not everyone was gifted with, but he who was gifted to lead, should lead and he who was not should not. I believe that it hurts the church when everyone tries to lead. I believe that it hurts the church when everyone is pushed to lead. Let the leaders lead. The call of the church is to raise up disciples, Jesus said, "make disciples of men" not leaders. There is a difference.

We need the witness of the woman at the well and the witness of the man who was blind at birth and healed by Jesus. These weren't leaders, they were disciples, "followers of Christ". And I don't believe that they were pushed to lead because everybody is not a leader.

QUALITIES OF A LEADER:

  • chosen("set apart") for a specific work
  • eager to learn(teachable)
  • not afraid to ask the tough questions
  • grounded in truth
  • willingness to "follow" even when others turn away
  • willingness to "lead"

Looking at the twelve, these are the qualities that they possessed. Much like a disciple because even in being named apostles, they were still disciples. These were just "chosen to lead".

[John 6:70] ...,"Did I not chose you, the twelve,..."

Here again Jesus confirms the choosing of the leaders. After many of the disciples walked away from Jesus[6:60-70], He spoke these words to the twelve whom He had chosen to walk with Him and lead.


 

 

Mood: None, or other
- 0 Comments - 0 Kudos - Add comment 

  Comments
 
|
|
|
|
|
 
Copyright © 2009 - 2012 True2ourselves. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission is prohibited.