One primary lesson of leadership involves knowing our greatest Ally. A recent inquiry challenged the use of this word because, as the inquiry indicated, this word is associated with someone who stands beside us to help. Exactly!
Leadership is not about trying to make things happen on our own. The minute we try to go at it alone, we are destined for failure.
When David faced Goliath he knew the One who was there to help him. Israel was cowering in fear because they had forgotten. Goliath came to the battle with his ability to fight. He was a warrior armed with a javelin, sword, and spear. However, David came with the living God of Israel on his side. If we were to ask, “Who wins?,” well, it seems obvious.
Do we as spiritual leaders know our greatest Ally? As long as we come to the battle with the living God on our side, we cannot fail.
Paul reminds us of this truth in his letter to the church at Rome (Rom. 8:31-39).
The lesson is powerful in application if we live with this confidence.