Don't be distracted, be a LEADER is probably the best advice that I can share for us to apply to any situation in our lives. This advice is a full proof method that can get you to overcome anything! It brings excitement to the whole of me to be able to express my revelation on why and how being a LEADER works.
First, God said in His Word that we are leaders by declaring that WE are the head and not the tail. WE are above and not beneath. WE are lenders and not borrowers. WE are conquerors and WE are victorious! (Deuteronomy 28:13).
If and when we are distracted we are not thinking in our right mind because we are looking at things through sight and not by faith. Our actions are spontaneous and not through the guidance of God's Holy Spirit towards the plans that He has set for our lives.Distraction occurs to get us off the path and deaf to God's voice. When we are distracted there is a collision in which we pay a price. Just in the process of cleaning up after a collision there is loss of productivity.
LEADERS are focused and grounded. Unswerving and decisive. Leaders are strong and victorious. They know the plan, they see the plan and they are vigilant. LEADERS put their trust in God no matter what the situation looks like. LEADERS are thinkers and doers and they stay active in their plan each day by faithfully approaching their situation weather they succeed or fail. They know that even when they fail, they reflect and get back up and try again, but they DO NOT QUIT!
LEADERS are persistent. They transform. They understand, without a doubt, that when change takes place it equates to moving forward. This change is gradual and a daily occurrence. For reference, God created the earth and everything in it in 6 days, Kairos and on each day He made gradual progress until the task was complete and then He rested (Genesis 1:1-27). We too should do something productive each day that works toward a goal.
Building a Kingdom, as we take look to our example above, is not meant to have a microwave effect. These things take time because it is a process. Let Genesis be our guiding hope and get back to Eden and living on top of the world.
Say NO to distractions: labels, strongholds, chains, shackles, handcuffs, discrimination, bias, prejudice, coveting, hate, dishonesty, divorce, abuse, segregation, oppression, political structures that divide and policies that breed inequalities in healthcare, food supply, financial resources, natural resources, education, materialism, vanity and power.
BE A LEADER!
Our earth is weeping and has suffered the most damaging effects from our choices and actions toward one another. I don't know if you knew this yet, but this is the only Earth we get, so uniquely crafted and self-healing. This is the only body that we get with all its magnificence. We have to take care of what we put in the body and the Earth.
Let's stop looking to someone else to fix this. Let's stop pointing the finger and finding who's to blame and let's work within ourselves because God has given EACH one of us; Black, Blue, Brown, White - Whatever - the POWER to change and BE A LEADER.
Do not be distracted by excuses, low self-esteem, lack of talent, financial situation or any sin that we may think we are hiding. God sayS, come as we are. We are good enough. WE are more than the perfect candidate, right where we are in the the midst of it all, to be a LEADER. We already have what we need - All the tools and the resources to help change our communities into a safe and fun place to live and to work.
How can we LEAD: Get educated, be informed, share knowledge, ask questions to gain a better understanding. Give up your security, get uncomfortable. Meet others at the river (#MMATR) and give birth to the cities WE all want to see grow and prosper. You deserve it! WE deserve it!
Thank-you God for the power to change policies in: Agriculture, healthcare, economics, legislature, employment, education, government funding, criminal institutions, police unions, welfare, warfare, etc.
Thank-you God for the power to empower and inspire: Our communities, our children, our young men and women, our elders, our enemies, our spiritual leaders, our friends to do what is right and is pleasing in Your eyes.
Thank-You Lord for showing us the standards of what a LEADER should look like. Thank-you Lord for taking the lead in our liveS, have your way. Now and forever.