This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. (I Timothy 3:1 NKJV)
God are you hiring? I admire those of you out there who aspire for leadership in the church. Your aspirations are commendable. It is indeed a beautiful thing. To long for an opportunity to be responsible for the eternal destinies of men is no trifle. There is no higher calling. And you should hold unto that desire with your head up. What you want to be is an excellent thing.
A simple reminder here; If you are reaching for a leadership position, understand that the implication of your aspirations is that you have set your heart on DOING something that can least be described as an excellent work by biblical standards. You are not really desiring a “position”, you are after “responsibilities”. Leadership is not a matter of status, it is a matter of work, and one done to the highest standards of quality. To lead, to supervise is to accept responsibility, to be held accountable for steering others on a course that will get them to their intended destinations.
Do you want to be a leader, let me tell you what you really want; you want to serve.
You want to be part of a people serving a noble purpose, but you don’t just want to be responsible for doing your part well, you want to be held responsible for others too. You don’t want a position; you want to see to it that something is done right. Every true leader knows that there are no positions of power, only responsibilities that command power.
O LORD COME SOON.