Today, I want to begin a new series entitled “Take Somebody Somewhere.” Take somebody somewhere is the English definition of the word leadership. To lead is to take somebody somewhere. God desires to become your leader after you are saved. He desires to take somebody, you and I, somewhere which is your long-awaited promotion. What people do not realize is that salvation is the first step in your blessing. After you are saved, you now need to be led to a good place. I want you to believe that God is waiting to take you to the place of your long-awaited promotion.
To lead somebody also means to be in charge of and to act as a guide. God desires to now be in charge of you. When you become born again, God’s intention is to act as a guide to you. This is important because most people do not know that Christianity revolves around being taken somewhere by God, God being in charge of their lives or God being their guide. Due to this lack of knowledge, people do not learn the most important thing of all which is to know the voice of God. In my opinion, the most important thing to know as a Christian is the voice of God.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters” (Psalms 23:1-2).
God’s leadership plan is to lead you by still waters. Still waters are good places for sheep. You do not find sheep next to dangerous places. The Bible says “he leadeth me…” so God wants to lead you. The more mature you are, the less you trust in yourself because you find out that things do not work as well when you lead yourself. Trust God’s leadership over yourself. Do not lean unto your own understanding. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5). We usually lean towards our own ways. I was recently telling someone who leans to their own understanding that they do not listen to advice. When you are such a person, no one can successfully counsel and get through to you. You learn things the hard way and come to your own conclusion that your advisor was right. This is such a difficult way to live. We only have one life to live. Why do you want to use yourself as an experiment to prove God’s words true? God already knows that His counsel is true. He does not need you as the new lamb of God to be sacrificed to prove Him right. Even in marriage, you must trust in God with all your heart. If you do not, you will never be able to have a successful marriage. If you have fifty-one percent or more of your childhood visions of marriage come to pass, it is a good marriage. However, even this fifty-one percent can never work by your own understanding. When the Bible says things such as wives submit yourselves to your husbands (Ephesians 5:22), it makes no sense. However, when you learn to submit, it will make sense. Some of the most unlovable people are those who do not submit. You do not easily love rebels and people of that nature. Learn to believe in the word of God and allow Him to become your guide. Let God lead your life to the place of your long-awaited promotion.