One primary lesson of leadership is to know your greatest Ally. I was recently questioned in using this word because the student associated this word with someone who is beside you to help you. Exactly!
Leadership is not about trying to make things happen on our own. The minute we try to go at it alone, we are destined for failure.
When David faced Goliath he knew the One who was there to help him. Israel was cowering in fear because they had forgotten. Goliath came to the battle with his ability to fight. He was a warrior armed with a javelin, sword and spear. However, David came in the name of the living God of Israel. I would ask if you know who wins, but it is pretty obvious.
Do we as spiritual leaders know our greatest Ally? Is it obvious? As long as we come to the battle with the living God on our side, we cannot fail.
Paul reminds us of this truth in his letter to the church at Rome.
The lesson is powerful in application if we will live with this confidence.