We live in an economy of fear and uncertainty. An economy that tempts us to be afraid, taunts us when we think about generating excitement and often keeps us from leading well.
I want to remind you to be strong and courageous. Remember that we serve a God that is not bound by our economy and a Savior who is never unsure about our future. Take heart, and do not give up! I know that it is challenging right now, but often where there is fear, there is also great opportunity.
Courage Like David
Consider how David’s leadership was established through his courage, during a time of great uncertainty and fear.
Again the Philistine said, “I defy the ranks of Israel this day; give me a man that we may fight together.” When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid. I Samuel 17:10-11
And notice the effect his courage had on others to act courageously:
When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled. And the men of Israel and Judah arose and shouted and pursued the Philistines as far as the valley, and to the gates of Ekon. I Samuel 17:51-52
Courageous Leaders Needed
We live in a moment in time that cries out for courageous leaders. Does David’s example of leadership mirror your own or that of your board?
This is a really good time for you to ask yourself some hard questions. Where are you lacking courage? What are you afraid of? Do you believe in what you are doing?
Take heart, have courage! Don’t give up. What you are doing is important. Never lose the courage to keep dreaming. People are waiting to be inspired. They need leaders with courage like David.