Daily Encouragement: Year 1, Day 14

Adapted from Handbook to Leadership

Personal Development: Dependence on God

Matthew 6:25–34

All people who lead others or carry organizational responsibility find more than enough reasons to worry—deadlines, financial pressures, market instability, and other pressures (fill in your own blanks here) make stomachs churn and account for many a sleepless night. But Jesus cautions us against worrying about anything—even the food we eat or the clothes we wear. In this passage, Jesus gives His disciples (and us) six reasons for trusting in God rather than worrying.

As Christians who want to influence our generation for Christ, we need to lead in a way that allows others to see our faith in God. One way we can do that is by depending on God in the face of our daily pressures. The next time you’re under pressure, pray for the grace you need to depend on God, who is perfectly and eternally worthy of your trust. Remember that those around you will see how you respond to such pressures and will follow your actions.

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