The Brighter Vision
Every vision has a tendency to fade, the hard work that began with a fiery spirit can easily turn into a hollow routine work without meaning. When the pain and loneliness began to show its influence, we begin to feel unappreciated and started to become saturated, the Christian ideals of humble service was beautiful sounds in theory, but in fact proved to be impractical.
And maybe one day we will say: “We are looking for a fast course, although it should run on other people’s heads, in a way that the ideals will be achieved faster.”
Indeed, it’s no denying we are composed of flesh and blood and not of stone or metal, it is true that the strong, weak, too strong.
Even great leaders in the Bible stories have fatal flaws, and all that the Bible records no one is hidden or concealed before God, even though he was a teacher, kings, prophets, apostles or the disciples and followers of Jesus own.
Among them: the story of Noah was obedient to the law is a drinker “After he drank the wine, he was drunk and he was naked in his tent” (Genesis 9:21).
Abraham’s loyalty to God’s nature was second to none so cowardly, so do not hesitate to risk his safety for the sake of his wife’s honor. At the time he will go to Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife: “Indeed I know that you are a beautiful woman his face. When the Egyptians see you, they will say: That’s his wife. So they will kill me and leave you; life. Say, that you are my sister, so I treated them well because of you, and I was allowed to live because of thee “(Genesis 12:11-14).
And Moses was an ill-tempered, David figures also violates the second list of five orders of God’s law commit adultery, kill, steal, bear false witness, and wanted the man’s wife (II Samuel 11:2-15), in a single episode of his moral revolt in the case of Bathsheba, other than that there is Peter, who boasted that covers a volatile personality.
Last sign of a Christian leader is a discipline, not only discipline in the generic sense as the ability to control the passions and to set their own time and effort, but and special in a special meaning, namely discipline to hope only in God. Christian leaders must be aware of his weaknesses, he should know that how big a task upon him and how strong those who oppose it, but he must know also how the infinite riches of God’s grace.
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:29-31).
Only those who discipline themselves to seek God’s face, who can keep his vision still luminous, and who lived before the cross of Christ, which he thought the fire would remain switched on again and unremitting. Leaders who feel strongly for relying on its own strength is the weakest of all people. Only those who know and acknowledge their weaknesses, can be strong with the strength that comes from Christ.