PASTORS' DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Diligent & Faithful LeadershipJohn Tilton
Luke 12:42-44 And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes. Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions.
Jesus teaches the disciples that those who are given authority and responsibility will be held accountable for their faithfulness in exercising their authority and responsibility for the cause they are called to. He who is faithful is dedicated, committed and loyal. He who is sensible is wise and discerning. Thus, if they do well with the authority and responsibility that is given to them, then they will be deemed blessed and often be given more.
As one whom has been blessed with the privilege of being given leadership and responsibility, I want to be mindful that I need to be faithful and diligent in fulfilling that which is assigned to or asked of me. At times, it can be easy to enjoy the position, appointment and authority, but get caught up in the benefits and fail to deliver the goods for whatever reasons that can be distracting or disengaging. I am honored to be serving the Lord in full time ministry and to be blessed with a position of leadership. I must remember to steward my appointment well and take a position of serving others before thinking of myself.
Dear Lord, I am so thankful for your faithfulness and your giving me the opportunity to use my God-given gifts and skills to serve you and those you call me to serve in full time ministry. I also thank you for the honor to be appointed to leadership with the responsibility to lead others. May I not ever think of my position before my assignments and responsibilities.