Luke 1:8 “And it came to pass that while he executed the priest’s office before God in the order of his course,”
Luke 1:9 “According to the custom of the priest’s office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.”
Luke 1:10 “And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.”
Zacharias was a priest. Part of his duty was to stand as a mediator between God and men. He was also meant to lead others to pray and believe God for miracles.
This man didn’t let his own condition stop him from serving God and others. He kept going out of his way to make sure others are blessed and okay. He gave the duty of his office all the attention, focus and diligence that is needed and in the course of time, God came through for him.
Friend, keep serving, no matter the discomfort and your circumstance, don’t ever quit the place of service. Never leave your duty post. Stay put at the place of your primary assignment. Don’t carry out your frustration on others. Always do what is expected of you.
One great attribute of a leader is his ability to endure his own pain while attending to the needs of others. Leadership is service. The more you serve, the better your influence and the more wealth comes to you.
Most leaders I know have their own challenges but they’ve decided to ignore them just to make sure others are fine.
Friend, be the leader among your peers. Fold up your sleeves and get down to work. Be the servant to others. One day Jesus’ disciples had a leadership crisis.
Luke 22:24 “Within minutes they were bickering over who of them would end up the greatest.” (MSG)
Everybody loves to be in-charge and be the leader within the pack. Those folks were not left out. They began to argue amongst themselves on who will become the greatest and Jesus gave them the formula:
To be continued…
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