Leading Through Weakness

We can easily miss leadership opportunities due to perceived inabilities. We must maintain that conviction that God will give us what we need to accomplish what He has called us to do.

The Problem

  • Raising – Our formative years did more to impact our outlook than we can imagine.
  • Comparison – We often judge our abilities by looking at our daily failures compared to others’ occasional successes.
  • Awareness – We can lose effectiveness by believing too much about what we can or can’t do.

“We may impress people with our strengths, but we connect with people through our weaknesses.”

–Craig Groeschel

The Example (Exodus 3-4)

  • Insecurity – ”Who am I that I should go?” (Ex. 3:11)
    • Moses doubted his ability to be successful.
    • God promised to provide Moses with His presence.
  • Identity – “What is your name that I may tell the people who sent me?” (Ex. 3:13)
    • Moses was unsure of who God was and what God could do.
    • God taught Moses that He is the Great I AM.
  • Inhibition – ”How would the people believe that you have sent me?” (Ex. 4:1)
    • Moses didn’t think that others would follow him.
    • God provided Moses with the confirmation of His power.
  • Inadequacy – ”I am not eloquent; I am slow of speech” (Ex. 4:10)
    • Moses didn’t think he had the needed skills for the job.
    • God reminded Moses that He made him just right for what He called him to do.

The Adjustment

  • A leader’s most significant trait is being aware of God’s presence.
  • A failure to respect the power of God will always limit what you expect Him to do.
  • You cannot fulfill God’s will if you are obsessed with what others think about you.
  • God will not call you to something He has not equipped or positioned you to do.

God’s perfect strength is mightily displayed through our personal weaknesses (cf. 2 Cor. 12:10).