And the people served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great works of the LORD, that he did for Israel (Judges 2:7).
What moves a true leader? What makes him “tick?” A simple answer can be summarized in one word: conviction. Conviction moves a leader; a leader, in turn, moves others. The most effective leadership is certainly not compulsion, nor is it merely verbal persuasion. The most effective leadership is when the strength of a man’s convictions radiate from both his words and his actions (Joshua 24:15).
Genuine faith is “a conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1, ASV). It is fostered and grown only with a steady diet of God’s word (Romans 10:17). Then, may God use our convicted lives as beacons in a world of darkness (Matthew 5:16). If we are truly convicted, all of us can lead by example.
The book Meditations Of My Heart (from which this daily devotional is taken) is available / can be ordered from Sain Publications (931-363-6905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).