Topic: Divine Call: God’s Prerogative – Higher Every Day by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi [
Saturday, September 23, 2017].
SCRIPTURE: “And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him. And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach” (Mark 3:13, 14).
Unlike what obtains in politics among unbelievers, leadership positions among God’s children are the sole decisions of the Almighty God, the owner of the vineyard. It is, therefore, out of place to struggle for positions of leadership among the brethren, whether in the school fellowship, or in the local church. The person chosen by God may not be the right one in your own eyes, but that is God’s choice.
He will give him the needed grace to do the work well. Keith Provance says, “Who God calls, He equips. Who He equips, He anoints to do the job.” When a leadership vacancy exists in the church or school fellowship, believers should prayerfully seek the face of the Lord for the most spiritually suitable candidate to take up that responsibility. No matter how desirous of serving the Lord you may be, do not take offence if you are not chosen.
Challenge: Accept your leader.
Prayer: Lord, take self from me.
Quote: Do not take offence if you are not chosen
Bible Reading in one Year: Act 1: 15-26