Leading the Unlikely

leaderKing David is considered one of the best leaders in the Bible. Even before he became king, his leadership qualities were apparent. He drew many followers, and he and his men became renowned for their bravery and the victories they won.

However, David’s men were not prime candidates for greatness when they first started following him. 1 Samuel 22:2 says, “All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their leader. About four hundred men were with him.”

That’s probably not the kind of people you would look for if you hope to lead any kind of effective movement! Yet David took these poor, distressed and discontented men and led them to accomplish great things for God.

Keep this in mind when you look around and see the people you are trying to influence. They may not seem like a force to be reckoned with. But if you can get them to rally around the greatest cause ever—Jesus Christ and his kingdom—you may be surprised at what you can accomplish together!


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