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YOU NEED COURAGE TO LEAD! (2)

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Main Scriptures: 2Tim.2:15-16

More Scriptures: Jos.24:15, Gen.18:19, Jn.6:67

The Lord is my light and salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? (Ps.27:1)

Yesterday, we discovered from God’s Word that courage remains the principal thing that every husband must pray to have imparted in him if he must make his family count for God in this perverted and ungodly world. Today, we want to see the source of courage that husbands require. From the above verse of Scripture, it is very clear that your strength and courage is not in your money, because it will fail you (Pro.11:4). It is not in your educational qualifications or mortal contacts. It will surely fail you. The courage you need to lead yourself and your wife and children comes from God. It is called the Spirit of boldness (Is.11:2, 2Tim.1:7) Courage is the state of the heart and you need a strong heart to lead your wife and children in the way of the Lord.

There are some husbands who are so afraid and intimidated to command their sheep to walk in the way of the Lord for fear being seen as old fashioned. These categories of husbands want to be seen to be relevant before men while losing the essence why God made them heads of the family. God has given you a family for His glory and not for you to sacrifice them on the altar of social relevance. However, for you to access God-kind of strength and courage, you must have a good knowledge of Him who has called you into husbandhood. How much you know about a place, person or thing will influence the level of confidence you will display. This is why the Scriptures say that they that do KNOW their God shall do exploits (Dan.11:32).  For you to do lead and do exploits as the leader in your home, you must have a deeper relationship with God and His works. And this you can do by giving steadfast, continuous, dedicated and diligent study to reading and meditating on the Word of God- the Bible (2Tim.2:15). The more you study the Bible which is the personality of God in written form, the more strength and courage you generate to provide purposeful leadership for your wife and children. Another thing that you must do is to trust God absolutely without having alternatives. This means total dependence on God to help you lead and chart a glorious course for your wife and children (Heb.11:2,6,33). This is why Jesus Christ, an example of how husbands should live said, without me, you can do nothing (Jn.15:5). Also, the Scriptures say that all power belongs to God. Therefore, husbands, you could see that the power that generates courage and strength is only in God. When you connect with Him, your heart will not fail you; neither will satan, sin and the world have dominion over your wife and children. And you can say like Joshua said, AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD (Jos.24:15)

SPIRIRUAL EXERCISE

  • Father, in the Name of Jesus, grant me grace to give attention to the study of Your Word delightfully.
  • Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver me from fear, ignorance and satanic excuses.
  • Father, in the Name of Jesus, destroy every root of alternatives contesting Your place in my life.

FAITH CONFESSION

I am a husband of power and strength and I win over every negative influence working in the lives of my wife and children in Jesus mighty name. Amen.


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