🔴Who’s In Charge?
That was the question I heard shouted in the Zoom chat.
I watched a small hand lift into the air, and the announcement was loud and clear. God is in charge of everything in this place! That was how the virtual meeting began—acknowledging the Lord’s presence and provisions for all accomplishments.
I haven’t witnessed anything like it. Eighteen people came together to discuss how to move forward—a meeting of the minds to plan strategically. A well-orchestrated single-mindedness fell over the group. In less than 90 minutes, an agreement was reached, a plan was in place, and the execution began in a few hours. The following correspondence was handled via email.
Romans 6:21 But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.
🟢Romans 6:21 was read at the beginning of the virtual meeting. All those present cleared their area of distractions and understood the importance of what was taking place. We each played a role in the result. That was one of many leadership meetings I’ve had the pleasure of attending.
Preparing to meet with a group of people requires self-reflection, research, and prayer. Confessing sins, both known and unknown, is a requirement for all believers. Psalm 32:5 Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.” And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone. Aligning with our Lord and Savior first gives us the freedom to do His will unobstructed by our temporary feelings.
“Action reveals options that analysis will never expose.” -Regi Campbell
We have choices! We can choose to wait and pray or do things in our power. The Bible warns against that thinking. Psalm 33:17 Don’t count on your warhorse to give you victory- for all its strength, it cannot save you.
The power of the Lord is mighty! When the focus is on Him, we will not grow weary, and we will not fall.
🔴Who is in charge of your organization, family, and home? Have you confessed your sins that it may be possible to work cooperatively with those God entrusts to you? We cannot skip steps and expect our efforts to fall in place. Destruction and division will follow every attempt to move ahead. The children of Isreal traveled for forty years, a journey that could have taken eleven days. Are you circling in your wilderness unnecessarily because of unconfessed sin and disobedience?
~Torrie Slaughter, CEO & Founder Our Given Purpose®