How to become a better fit for God’s promotion
The other day while driving, I (Sebastien) thought of a quote I have heard many times over in my years of leadership training. The quote is the following:
“The position doesn’t make the leader, the leader makes the position.”
I know this to be true, especially in the corporate world.
But then my mind shifted to our position as Kingdom Citizens.
I thought about how God has given us, through faith, the highest position(s) that could ever be conferred upon humans.
So, if it’s true (and it is) that the leader makes the position, how can we, as believers, live up to this privileged position that God gave us and become the leaders we are meant to be? How can we… "Make this position"?
In this episode titled Five ways to fill your position in the Kingdom of God, we’ll give you the goods.
As you listen, always keep in mind that your life (and exalted scriptural position) is God’s gift to you, and that what you make of it... is your gift back to God.
Make it a good one!
P.S. In this episode we also celebrate our 50th Episode with an ALL-NEW podcast intro. You won’t want to miss this one!!!
In this Episode You Will:
- Be given key Bible passages pertaining to our privileged position in The Kingdom.
- Be reminded of the importance of worship as the main key to unlock everything else.
- Learn of the 9 different ways people worship God, and identify your own.
- Understand how Kingdom Leadership is the same as Servant-Leadership.
- Learn how expanding the Kingdom within precedes expanding the Kingdom without.
Memorable Quotes & Verses:
The position doesn’t make the leader, the leader makes the position.”
“As believers, we are automatically granted a powerful leadership position and authority upon the earth, and the mandate of our lives then becomes to grow more and more into the likeness of Christ and thus justify that position.”
“In the corporate world, people get promotions based on their performance. Christianity operates in reverse: we get the position without merit, and then we are called to fill it by doing the works God prepared in advance and in accordance with the position.”
“Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.” ~ Mat. 25:23
“The heart of worship is this: getting a deeper sense of God’s majesty, power, and attributes.”
“Worship will kindle the initial spark you need to fire you up to fill your position.”
“Growth doesn’t just happen. Growth, whether spiritual, personal, or even physical, is always preceded by some form of intentionality.”
“Make no mistake about it: Kingdom leadership is servant-leadership.”
“Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can.” ~ John Wesley
“In the west, we lack much understanding about what being part of a kingdom implies. This puts us at a great disadvantage in understanding our role, what we are a part of, and how the benefits attached to it impact us.”
“I (Sebastien) couldn’t fully understand what it meant to be a believer until I understood the Kingdom of God and its provision better.”
“Sometimes, Christians, in order to sound spiritual or godly, will say they are willing to die for Christ. While that may be noble, what God is really looking for are people who are willing to live for Christ.”