Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you: A prophet to the nations—that’s what I had in mind for you.” [Jeremiah 1:5 The Message]

In today’s world there is a critical need and overwhelming call for leaders, Godly leaders, leaders of integrity and humility.  Remember the old adage, leaders are born not made; well they are both!  Perhaps the words ‘called to be a prophet’ disturbs or frightens you in this high tech sophisticated era; then maybe we should look at what a prophet is before we decide what he does.

First:  Leadership is not based on what you think, what you can or cannot do.  It’s needless to say ‘I can’t’ when it’s not about you in the first place.   [Jeremiah 1:6-7]

Second:  Leadership in the kingdom is predicated on what God knows not what you know.  Leadership is not what God asks.   God calls and those He chooses He knows everything about.  The decision was made before you were born. [Jeremiah 1:5]

Third:  Leadership called of God simply moves into what God is already doing.   God’s calling brings spiritual eyesight; you see what God is about. [Jeremiah 1:11-12]

Fourth:  Leadership is involved in fruit bearing, able to see new things as they ‘spring up’.  [Jeremiah 1:11 ref. Numbers 17 and Isa. 43:18]

Fifth:  Leadership is defined by H.O.W.  Having a Heart Of Worship. [ref. Ex. 20:3]

Sixth:  Leadership is obedient, available, equipped, prepared by His presence, and overcomes the enemy with strength to stand.

Leadership is MADE AND CALLED BY GOD,  “Today I have MADE you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand, against the whole land…”  [Jeremiah 1:17-19] Leadership is a place of BEING in the Kingdom.

Further Reading:  Jeremiah 1, Psalm 11; Proverbs 11

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