“I don’t want to go back!”
These probably were the words of Joseph, The Lord’s earthly Father and guardian when he was running from the whole situation back home, Mary pregnant? Not mine? How can I face anyone and face Mary too? These were most likely the thoughts of a young up and coming groom as he desperately ran away that fateful night in the desert when the angel appeared to Joseph in a dream.
Matthew 1:20-21 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
Think about this, how brave was Joseph? I think he was scared and he had his doubts.
JUST LIKE US!
We want to run away, don’t know the outcome, are scared, afraid of ridicule, what will they think of me now? These are the things that leaders must face everyday. When you lead you are always under the scrutiny of others, it’s a fact, no one is going to like everything you say or do. But to make a stand for the things that are right is a noble but wearing position to be in, not everyone is a Joseph. But with prayer and alittle work you can hear the call of God to lead and be good at it! He’s looking for leaders… He’s growing them right now, but do you need an angel to stop you before you get to the desert?