Verse one of our passage says, “And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him”.
True spiritual leadership derives authenticity from God and not from the people. Don’t be an Aaron-type of spiritual leader who derives his authority from the people and not God.Don’t be the kind of leader that people who cannot wait for the principles, timing and instructions of God will gather unto as an alternative to God.
As a spiritual leader, also note such leaders who are only people-friendly, God-unfriendly. They always compromise divine standards to keep making people happy. You are not a spiritual leader because the people came. God must have worked on you and prepared you to become a followable person before sending people to follow you.
Be careful that you are not moved by the movement of people. Years ago, a member of my church asked to see me and she was told I was praying. After some time she left a bit displeased and I said to her the next time I saw her, “I was receiving what makes me your pastor.” Where the carcass is, the eagles will gather. Don’t lose your intimacy with God in order to be with people.
PRAYER:Lord, I receive inner strength not to come under any form of pressure from men around in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: 2 Samuel 7:1-8:18, John 14:15-31, Psalm 119:33-48, Proverbs 15:33