“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
I can vividly remember times when I did not start with the LORD. I can honestly say during those times, it was a challenge finishing anything I started. And even if I was able to finish a project, I realized it wasn’t as successful as it would have been if I hadstarted with the LORD.
Have you ever been in a situation or made a decision and did not know where to start? Have you received inspiration, but did not know where to start with carrying through with that inspiration?
I hope after you finish reading this post, you will find out where you need to start. My objective is to help you see the best way to lead is by starting with God.
Start with God
There are two reasons why starting with God is the best way to lead.
1. God Created Everything. One of the most creative and God breathed books in the Bible is Genesis. Not only is it a great book because of its creativity, but also because it is the beginning of all things. John referenced this in John 1:3 when he said,
“All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.”
One great reason to start everything in your life with God is because he is the Creator of all things.
2. God Created Us With Influence. Jesus is the greatest leader of all time. Although he is God, he also took on the form of man to teach us how to lead. Jesus spoke about leadership in Matthew 5:13-16 when he said,
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
Whatever it is you are leading, start with God.
God created you with influence. Life is like a canvas and our lives are the paintbrushes. Make sure you are constantly working on your masterpiece because others are watching.
“You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men.” ~ 2 Corinthians 3:2