Every Thursday, I write this post particularly for church leaders. As church leaders, we strive to lead holy and transparent lives. Yet, some of us do not address certain issues or problems in our lives that may be so apparent to those who know us best.
Remember the first couple, Adam and Eve.
Perhaps you also remember that God once asked them a question. In fact, this is the first time on record of God asking a human being a question.
Where are you?
After all, they were hiding. They were frightened. They did not want him to find them. They had eaten from the forbidden tree. Now God is in the garden and they are hiding. Eventually, they will have a conversation with him and begin blaming others for what they did.
Where are you?
This is still a very important question.
Some of us may hide. We are doing fine. Everything is wonderful.
Some of us may blame. I know this isn’t right, but after what he did . . .
Some of us may become fearful. What will people think if they see that I am inadequate and that I become anxious at times?
Some of us may deny that anything is wrong. I don’t really have a struggle with temptation or sin. I’m no worse than some of the other church leaders I know.
As church leaders, we need to receive this question and let it penetrate our hearts. The evil one has helped to slowly destroy many church leaders who did not take this question seriously. Nothing may be more important than to be honest and humble before the Lord.