Text: Exodus 4:28-31
“For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
Esther 4:14 NKJV
The famous slogan, “I have a dream” was an extract from the speech of Martin Luther King Junior. His dream arose from the discovery of his personal purpose, which was the pursuit of equality among all Americans. His conviction birthed a vision of a nation “where no one will be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character”. He was so passionate about his conviction that people bought into his vision until his dream eventually became the dream of the whole nation.
True leadership begins with a discovery of a personal purpose. Purpose is the discovery of a reason for your existence. Aside from the universal purpose of our creation as seen in Genesis 1:28, every one of us was created with a specific intention. This purpose defines your life’s assignment and the specific contribution you were destined to make to your generation. You were not just created to live to fill space on earth. Each one of us was made with a life mandate. Purpose truly defines a leader. Purpose creates followership.
Every one who made positive impact first discovered a purpose for their living. Let’s consider Moses as an example. “Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” (Exo 3:10). After his initial worries, he became convinced of his purpose as a deliverer, returned to Egypt and with Aaron, they shared the vision of the promised land with the Israelites and they believed them (Exo 4:30-31). He led the 2.4 million Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. Others like Esther, Nehemiah, Paul and our Lord Jesus, also discovered their specific purpose and that inspired others to follow them and call them their leaders (Esther 4:14-16; Neh 1:4; Gal 1:15-16; Luke 19:10)
Have you discovered your purpose? Do you know why you were born into that family, community and country? Do you know why you were born at a time as this or why God gave you that unique talent and ability?
1. Father, please, reveal to me Your specific purpose for my life on earth in Jesus name.
2. Father, please, help me to lead by influence and not by manipulation in Jesus name.
1. My true leadership begins from the discovery of my personal purpose.
2. Purpose defines a true leader; and influence, passion and vision are products of purpose.