Daily Devotional: Who’s Behind the Power

Daniel 4:25

~You will be driven away from people and will live with the wild animals; you will eat grass like cattle and be drenched with the dew of heaven. Seven times will pass 252401_f248by for you until you acknowledge that the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone he wishes.~

One sure way to turn God against us is to become arrogant when we’re in a position of leadership and influence. Nebuchadnezzar made the mistake thinking he was more important than God. On the fearful night of his judgment, God showed the mighty ruler who really is in charge. Despite God’s anger against  Nebuchadnezzar, he still gave him a second chance. After seven years of bitter exile, the king finally humbled himself, and God restored him to his throne.

When we’re placed in leadership, it’s vital that we serve with an attitude of humility and obedience. God raises up leaders to join in partnership with him in accomplishing HIS purposes. To those he calls, he gives anointing and authority. Yet we can lose it all if we start following our own agendas and thinking too highly of ourselves [see Romans 12:3]. As James 4:6 says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

When you are in a position of leadership, how can you keep humble and obedient to God?

 

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