The book of Philippians Chapter 4; Paul talks about how he wanted to make peace between two people and how he lived and still praised God for everything he had done because it was done with a purpose/reason. He also talks about some of the things that he had gone through and regardless of anything that he was still that same unstoppable leader.
Paul was a man of his Word. He walked and practiced what he preached. Even in rotten times he was still able to maintain his faith and that same passionate fire for Jesus. He was able to teach his followers and challenge them to still maintain that same relationship with God. He told them to put to practice what he had taught them to empower them to do those things.
Paul was one of those leaders who were unstoppable. With a positive attitude, Paul had the mind to make it. With a mind and heart like that is why he so rightly stated, “I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Even though Paul was encountered with a lot of suffering and persecution he demonstrated a state of heart and mind that made him God’s kind of leader. Anyone who adopts a similar attitude and heart becomes a similar unstoppable kind of leader.
I am currently serving at the Lydia House as a Family Support Worker. Sometimes it gets tough. Dealing with people isn’t as easy as it looks. You want the best for them and want them to make good choices that all you can be to them is a leader. Some people have gone through suffering and rejections. It gives us a chance to be like Paul where we can and will become this type of leader for those who need it; to be that example to those who have a hard time in what they are doing. We can be that reason and hope for them to continue and to teach them what is right and to be that leader of excellence and example of awesomess in them. Will it be hard? Yes. Is it going to be easy? No. But one thing that is true is that we are never alone. Sometimes our insecurities they try to hold us back, but note one thing and know it, you’re made for more.
Paul did so; he was going through some hardcore suffering and problems and was able to be of testimony to his followers and teaching them as well. If you think you can’t or it’s too hard or whatever the excuse is? DON’T because YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS YOU! =)
Lydia House – Family Support Worker, Open Door Mission