Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Let God Be Unique With You

At the last Protege Huddle of the 2009-2010 class, I shared some final thoughts on leadership. I encouraged them to let God be as unique with them as he is with others.

Oswald Chambers said that we should let God be as unique with others as he was with us. In other words, we shouldn’t expect other peoples’ stories to be the same as ours. We shouldn’t try to disciple people to be like us or expect God to work in their lives or speak to them in the same way he speaks to us.

But I think the opposite is also true. We’ve got to allow God to be as unique with us as he is with others. Don’t try to be someone else. Don’t try to preach with someone else’s voice. Don’t try to copy someone else’s leadership style. God is not honored by you trying to be someone else. Your story will be different. Your style will be different. It is your voice that needs to be heard in this season by the people you influence.


At 1:01 PM, Blogger Michael C. Mack said...

Really good blog, Heather! This point is what makes discipleship so "messy." It's why it's so difficult to program.

BTW, I don't want to disciple anyone to be just like me. Why would I want to mess them up too?


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