1 Timothy 3:1
The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.
Leading in the local church is both noble and a task.
Getting the opportunity to lead in the local church is an incredible one. The honor of getting to journey with Jesus in ministering to people and being a part of God’s work in their lives is so amazing. However, it is also a task. It is hard work. It is, many days, a very tough job. It is a role to aspire to but as we find in the rest of the passage, it isn’t a role for everybody. The scripture lays out clear requirements. As I read through the requirements it becomes evident that the people that are to serve in this role must posses three things.
-Clear calling from God.
-Clear evidence of HIs hand in their life.
-Clear ability to influence and lead others.
Father as I align myself to the requirements of this role I recognize quickly it is only by your grace. May you continue to shower your grace on others and may you raise up others to lead well.