"Thus Israel saw the great work which the Lord had done in Egypt; so the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord and His servant Moses.” Exodus 14:31.
What a tremendous statement: “the people believed the Lord and His servant Moses.”
I have been doing a lot of thinking about and researching the idea of leadership in the body of Christ, His church. There are so many ways to describe leadership, or even to endeavor to become a leader. This is true, not only in the church structure, but for all who serve the Lord in the marketplace.
So, what makes a great leader? What will mark a business leader as a great spiritual leader, or effective leader for Christ in the marketplace? Is it charisma? Is it ability? Is it success? While those may be ingredients, I believe that the key ingredient is the obvious hand of God on what is being accomplished. Moses, of course, was seeing miracles. And while we may all desire the miracles of God in our marketplace setting; it is also important that we learn to trust Him in the daily tasks, the daily decisions, and the integrity which He calls for us to exhibit.
It is leadership that is full of trust and faith in God, leadership that comes from a pure heart of service, leadership that goes beyond human ability that will cause people to say: “I believe in the Lord and in His servant!”