“Leaders Work Too” by Kirk Hunt
And next unto them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their necks to the work of their Lord.
Nehemiah 3:5 KJV
The men of Tekoa showed up and worked. They lived a full day’s travel away from Jerusalem, but they understood the importance of walls around the Capitol city and the Temple. They brought materials, tools and most importantly, themselves.
Still, the men of Tekoa lacked something: Official Leadership. Obviously, someone worked out all of the logistics and details. Real men, with a heart for God and the nation, but not the official leaders of Tekoa.
The regular men of Tekoa did what needed to be done. The common citizens worked long hours in the hot, Mediterranean sun. The common folk shared the risks of enemy attack and shared defense.
The wealthy and well-dressed leadership of Tekoa? They were hard to find. Or worse, easy to find, but doing nothing.
Real leadership is not a title. True nobility is not an accident of birth. Both require being in the thick of what must be done, even at the risk of dirt or danger.
Are you one of the common folks? Lead out in what you know needs doing. Be the leader who builds the Kingdom.
Are you leadership in the Kingdom? Put your back in it. Prove your worthiness for the title. Demonstrate the reason you hold the position.
Think: Building God’s Kingdom requires everyone, especially leadership, to work.
Pray: “Lord, let me lead out in building Your Kingdom.”
Copyright © August 2012, Kirk Hunt
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