Sunday, March 13, 2022

The Making of a Leader Part 2 - “Who Am I”

The Making of a Leader  

Part 2  - “Who Am I”

Exodus 3

The greatest privilege of man is to be used by God to do His work.  A man must not only be empty of selfish pride and sufficiency to be used but must also be willing to allow God to perform His will in His abilities and design.

God had a purpose for a desert experience. 

·  Shepherding leadership differed significantly from the Egyptian style of leadership.

·  He had the heart of a prince and developed the heart of a shepherd.

·  He had tried to do God's work in his own way and had failed miserably. 

·  It is not enough to be empty, but one must also be willing to be filled to allow God to supply His ability and power to do His will in His way.

God's Call  Exodus 3:1-10

An earthly bush with a heavenly fire v. 3:2

Moses chooses to turn aside.  v. 3:3

Inquiry leads to revelation

God speaks.  v. 3:4-10

·  Protective Warning v. 3:4-5

·  Personal Identification v. 3:6

·  A Presentation of the Problem v. 3:7,9

·  A Plan for Deliverance v. 3:8

·  Privileged Call v. 3:10

The Reluctant Leader’s Response

Moses’ Reasons for Rejecting God’s Call:

·  He was filled with self-doubt born of past failures.

·  The sheer size of the project can overwhelm any thought about success.

Overcoming Reservations Exodus 3:11-15

When I doubt my abilities, I trust in God’s presence.

·  God is greater than our inadequacies, lack of experience, or talent.

·  The same God whose sovereignty, power, and grace calls people, also equips them for His purposes.

When I doubt my intelligence I trust in God’s 
revelation.  v. 3:14-15

·  Our confidence to accomplish God’s work is relative to our concept of God.

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