Author and CEO Steve Pemberton wrote that, "stories helped me realize that, although tragedy and loss are regrettably commonplace, we aren't measured by what happens to us but rather by how we respond to it." Sometimes what we view as difficulty is teaching us discipline and preparing us to be leaders. We need to be prepared not only to lead others, but to lead in the right, true direction!
As God's followers, we are examples to the rest of the world. He calls us to a higher purpose and others are looking to see how we will act or react. God knows that we are human and that we will sin and fall short of His glory. However, God also knows that we can learn and do better. Because of this, God disciplines and corrects us. As we listen to and communicate with Him, we can grow and become leaders. We can lead the way when we follow God, helping others to see the right direction!
Follow God, respond to His discipline, and lead the way for His Kingdom!
Thank You for Your presence in my life. Please help me to heed Your discipline and be a leader for Your Kingdom. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.