Inside Out

19th MAY 2020

Christ for Youth International

Leadership is often understood as having a level of influence over the people around you. However, influencing others would be impossible if you had no leadership over yourself. From the verse above, we can deduce that a person’s heart is what influences who he is or becomes.

The term ‘think in your heart’ seems biologically wrong at the very least, because thinking is ascribed to a function of the brain. However, to think in your heart refers to what you desire, what you invest in and what you allow to have influence over your life.

The kind of person you become is a direct result of the thoughts of your heart.

The Bible describes the heart of man as desperately wicked. How then do we exert positive influence and leadership over others when we are internally corrupt? This is where the work of the Holy Spirit is apparent. As children of God, when we receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, we undergo a transformation process; our hearts of stone are exchanged for hearts of flesh and the more we continue to obey the leadings of the Spirit, the more the desires of our heart are aligned to the desires of God’s heart. As a result, our leadership brings good influence to those around us.

We must be intentional about the kind of leaders we become. We have to ensure that we are continuously allowing the Holy Spirit to work on our hearts, so we, in turn, can lead others from the inside out.

Prophetic Declaration: Psalm 91

Bible In One Year: Psalm [Chapters 31–34]



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