Today’s Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:2
There is a saying that is often quoted when someone contemplates getting involved in leadership. “Leadership is lonely,” they say. And it is.
This axiom holds true for all types of leaders. Supervisors, pastors, government leaders, and all people who hold some type of authority know the challenges that come with leadership. People are quick to criticize and slow to praise. It is much easier to sit back and find fault than it is to encourage.
Perhaps this is why God instructs us that “supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way” (1 Timothy 2:2).
Our leaders, regardless of their position, are sovereignly appointed by God (Romans 13:1). God has given them the responsibility of caring for his people, making decisions that affect the smallest and largest details of our lives.
Leadership is lonely. Instead of putting our leaders down, let us lift them up to the one that can lead them to make the best decisions for our good and God’s glory.
Today’s Prayer: Father, thank you for the leaders that you have put in my life. Give them wisdom to do their jobs well for your glory.
Matt Peek serves as pastor of First Baptist Church in Pelham and a member of the Georgia Baptist Convention Executive Committee.