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Every Christian Should Be A Leader

The Heart of The Anointing

Welcome to Part Three of this week's series on leadership. For Part Two, "Leadership Lessons From Jesus" you can click here. You can also read this article from our archives; "Servant Leadership."

Matthew 5:13-16(NKJV) - “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. 14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Good for nothing! That's right! Jesus called Christians who don't make a difference good for nothing. In other words, God asks Himself; "What's the use of these closet Christians? It's not like they matter anyway?" When God inserts a Christian into a situation it's for that person to make an impact for His Kingdom. If nothing is done, He's very disappointed.

Even a little salt adds flavor to a meal. God just wants you to add flavor where He puts you. Sometimes that requires a little input like a kind word or a positive suggestion, other times it requires much more. God doesn't always want you to make a big scene and try to take over the place. It's alright if you don't turn every conversation into a crusade or every hello into a Hallelujah.

Too much salt can completely destroy a good meal. Over the top Christians operating out of unnecessary zeal are like too much salt in a meal. You don't need to scare people away with religion, you just need to draw them to Christ with love, integrity and excellence. Just like each meal requires different amounts of salt, each situation is unique.

Every Christian Should Be A Leader

Mark 8:36-38(NKJV) - For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? 37 Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 38 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”

It's alright to take off the mask and let people know you're a Christian. Sometimes, you don't have to say it but you definitely need to show it when you get the opportunity. There's nothing to be ashamed of. The world is in darkness and you are the light. They need you.

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