B Moments, shoes

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Philippians 4:13 (ESV)

Today, I am thinking about solid leadership.

I talked a few days ago about the difference between discipleship and dependence. During that reflection, I used the example of Moses laying his hands on Joshua before he made his transition, so God’s work would go on.

Now, I’m looking at things from the disciple’s perspective.  Specifically, the moment when that person feels as though they have pretty big shoes to fill, and wonders how they will go on.

When I turn to the Scriptures, I think of Solomon and David and how Solomon had to fill the shoes of David, who was a great leader.

There are times when we find ourselves trapped in a place where we compare ourselves to others—even before we have done anything. We can become so preoccupied with the perfection of everything that we do, comparing ourselves to the person that went before us and surveying whether we’re adequate in every situation.

When you keep this in mind, you can only imagine that Solomon had the same fears at times.

However, here’s the important part of what he did. He understood that the work before him was great, and that he could not achieve it without seeking the strength and wisdom of God first. As a result, Solomon took Israel to even higher levels both spiritually and economically.

With this in your heart, remember the words from a Scripture that is near and dear to me. The words are, quite simply, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 (ESV)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, quite simply, know that you can do all things through Christ.