Summary: This was my leadership devotional for the month of November witha focus on being Thankful
Lead with Thanks
November Leadership Devotional
Do you ever find it hard to thank God that you are a leader?
Sometimes being a leader within the church is a thankless job. Sometimes it takes a great deal of time to fulfill their responsibilities. Sometimes it takes a great deal of patience. Sometimes it takes a great deal of strength.
The United States Army used to have a slogan: The toughest job you’ll ever love” I think sometimes the same is true of being a leader in the local church. Let’s face it there are times when we hear a lot more complaints than we do compliments. Part of being a leader is to set the example for others to follow.
16 Be joyful always; 17 pray continually; 18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
There are times when it is hard to give thanks being a leader.
The truth is that there are three key things to remember
o The joy that comes from Christ cannot be taken away form you unless you allow it
o The joy of the Lord becomes our source of strength
· Be prayerful
o God’s power moves when His people pray. I think that sometimes leaders get so busy doing things for Christ that they forget to spend some time with Christ
o If you do not have time to pray, you are too busy. Start unloading some of the responsibilities that you have taken on to spend quality time with God.
o It is impossible to be an effective leader if you let your prayer life slip. The most important relationship in a leader’s life is not with people but with Christ.
· Be thankful
o Jesus has blessed us with one another and we have the sacred opportunity to serve Him together in this church.
o Jesus has blessed you with the priviledge of being a leader in the church and He wants to use you to bless others.
o Take a few moments to think of a blessing that you have received over the last week and thank God for it as we pray.