1 Corinthians 12:4
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.
Through the Spirit of God, we all have been blessed with different spiritual gifts. However for some, identifying their spiritual gifts can be as challenging as identify their career niche. What we need to realize about our career niche, or spiritual gifts or even our passions is that they reflect our strengths and once we connect them to our purpose; our life can be more meaningful and fulfilling.
Therefore over the next few weeks, this series will be dedicated to assisting all of you in determining your spiritual gifts. Today we will start with the spiritual gift of Leadership, which is a great spiritual gift to begin this series with since we have re-elected President Obama. Qualities of a great leader should include but are not limited to the following…
So the LORD said to Moses, “Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit of leadership, and lay your hand on him.
When we consider some of the great leaders in the Bible such as Jesus, King David, Moses, Joshua, Noah, Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, Abraham and more – can we say that these great leaders possess the qualities noted in the list above?
Now consider your skills, what talents do you possess that are noted in the above list or comparable to what you believe a leader should have? Do you believe that you could positively impact change? Have you ever had an interest in organizing a group? If you answered yes to any of these questions and your skills are comparable to the list noted above then you possess some spiritual leadership qualities.
Now you need to determine to what extend your spiritual leadership gift exceeds your other spiritual gifts and how you can use it to connect to your purpose. Prayer is also the best way to determine how God can direct your path. Additionally, as previously noted, over the next few weeks each of the spiritual gifts will be reviewed to assist you in identifying your other spiritual gifts.
Finally, I hope you enjoy the video below on spiritual leadership by Richard Blackaby, as always I hope this Inspirational Wednesday Series is a blessing to you.