Tuesday, March 10, 2009

On a Path to Whole

I've spent a good bit of time this past year "with" Moses -- studying Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers (so far) in BSF has given me a new appreciation for this man of incredible faith and humility. 

One of the things that I'm seeing is what faith + humility looks like in a leader. Often that is contrasted with what fear + pride looks like in others who are wanting to be leaders.  

Coupled, these are both powerful pairs.  

Faith + humility brings great honor to God -- it reflects His character and seeks his glory above all else. 

Fear + pride brings disaster, ultimately.  In the meantime, fear masquerades as humility and pride masquerades as the confidence that comes from faith -- but in time the mask falls to the ground. While it remains, we can hover in a limbo of deception -- blinding others and ourselves to the truth.

I long to be a woman -- a leader -- of faith and humility. But, my tendency is to wander from the God I love and to believe other than truth -- to be driven by fear and pride. It is the Word of God and the Spirit of Christ (often times speaking directly to my spirit and other times speaking through His servants) who keep me moving toward wholeness and holiness. 

1 comment:

  1. Been reading this over the past week to make sure I wrapped my head around the concepts. Thanks for this.