An obligation is an act or course of action to which a person is morally or legally bound; a duty or commitment.
On one hand, it is impossible to force someone to act or do anything. On the other hand, we tend to use our skills of persuasion whenever we can to motivate others into action.
We understand obligations on numerous levels; family, work, community, country, etc.
However, when we think about leadership as an obligation, we should go through an exercise in self-examination. We need to examine our own obligation to Christ and others.
The very nature of Christ’s sacrifice laid the groundwork for an obligation. Paul understood this obligation to Christ and all of humanity.
We have tasted of the grace of our God. We enjoy the gift of salvation.
Just the thought carries a moral and spiritual obligation.
As we examine our words and actions, realize we are creating a format of leading. We are going to lead and people will follow, but where are we leading them?
Considering our obligation reminds us of the need to be committed to lead them to heaven.