What Great Leaders Are Made Of…

prince caspianAmy and I took the kids to see Prince Caspian last night.  One of the greatest lines of the movie came near the end.  After the Talmarines are defeated, Prince Caspian, Peter, Edmund and Susan kneel before Aslan.  He says “rise kings of Narnia.”  They all rise except Prince Caspian.  He says again, “I said rise kings.”  Prince Caspian responds, “I do not believe I am ready.”  Aslan says, “It’s for that reason I know you are ready.”

Humility is the key to great leadership.  I know my greatest moments have come when my King has spoken and I feel like I’m not ready.  God can do more with my weakness through humility than all the strength and pride in the world.  It is only through my humility and weakness that God can do His greatest work through me.  When I am weak, He is strong.

This reminds me of an old song, “Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.”

When have you felt weak and not worthy and God did great things through you?


2 responses to “What Great Leaders Are Made Of…

  1. I am a worship leader, tour comments are so right on. Often times I will find myself leading people in worship and it just seems like I am really struggling. Then as I close my eyes and just say to the Lord as I am singing, “God I cannot do this without you”, suddenly he takes over and amazing things begin to happen. The singing gets easier the rythum on the guitar is smoother and the people begin to get a divine touch from HIM!
    Blessings, Jordy

  2. I used that in my sermon today… perfect timing to share it!

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