Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 146

Scripture Passage: Judges 14:15-19; 15:1-5
Leaders Who Do Not Understand Their Purpose Abuse Their Gifts
Samson was an unusually strong man, who apparently did not know the reason for his strength. His strength was a gift to enable him fulfil his purpose of delivering Israel from the hands of the Philistines. But Samson got so power drunk that on a number of occasions, he engaged in a reckless display of his strength for his own personal purposes and not for Israel’s deliverance. It was sheer abuse of his gift; a clear indication he didn’t understand his purpose.
The lesson here is this; leaders who do not understand their purpose abuse their gifts. Someone has said that when the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable. Everyone is gifted in line with their purpose on earth. However, those who lack an understanding of their purpose will inevitably abuse their gifts.
Prayer: Father, give me an understanding of my purpose and gifts.

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