Some are called to be more than followers, they are called
to be leaders.
These are singled out by the enemy to discredit their calling.
He begins by causing a feeling that they lack the necessary
intellect and wisdom, and as a result, they begin to think
that they are a “round peg in a square church.”
Any great leader is very often alone, for the masses see
with the eyes of the masses, not with the singular eye of
a leader. This loneliness is not a burden, but a gift. Loneliness
is not punishment. It is the price that must be paid for being
near the top.
Leaders are taught by the Holy Spirit. Some hear better than
others, but all hear the same words from the same Spirit.
If others repeat what you have said, but do not give you the
credit, do not be displeased, for the credit for those words
should go to our Heavenly Father. Your joy should be that
they remember the words
Jesus was a leader, teaching disciples, who in turn taught
the masses. It is not important who does the leading, or the
teaching. It is important that Jesus and Him alone, receive
the glory. A leader does not necessarily have a great following,
for a leader is a teacher of other disciples, who in turn
have a great following.
Jesus’ life was not all joy to Him, but His compassion
and solitude produced joy to the hearts of all those whom
Loneliness understands loneliness, and puts oil on the wounds.
It binds up the troubled soul with words of consolation and
love. Loneliness is one of the stars in the crown of those
who have been set apart, for it shines the way for the forgotten,
the lost, the down-hearted. In the hands of the Master, loneliness
is a primary building block.
To you who are lonely, you are truly loved by many. You are
not self sufficient, you are Saviour sufficient. His love
is all you truly need. His love is all you have to give, and
that is one of the greatest gifts of all.