What makes a responsible leader? At some point most of us ‘leader-type’ ask those questions. Sometimes in search of an answer we imitate the ‘popular people’. But what separates real leaders from imitation leaders is – heart.
Read Ephesians 2:8-10 and answer the questions below:
Why has God saved us (v 8)? Have we done anything to make him accept us (v 9)? What does God want us to do (v 10)?
The movie Chariots of Fire is based on the true story of two Olympic sprinters; a Christian Eric Liddell and his competitor Harold Abrahams. Liddell is contrasted to Abrahams. Before one of the races Abrahams says “I’ve got ten seconds to justify my existence”. Pastor Tim Keller notes that Abrahams needed to prove something and he felt tired even when he was relaxing. Liddell ran because it made him feel close to God and was rested even when he was exerting himself. Its hard work trying to make people like you or make God accept you. Jesus died in your place for your sin so that you could rest from self-justification. He’s accepted you the way you are.
Do you feel like who you are and what you do is good enough? Are you striving to be accepted? How does God saving you, choosing you and committing himself to you simply because he loves you make you feel?