May 12

1 Samuel 12:1-13:23; John 7:1-30; Psalm 108:1-13; Proverbs 15:4

Samuel is transitioning his ministry and he presents himself before the people as a way to have an integrity check!  Not every leader is willing to stand before those whom they serve and have those people confirm their integrity. Samuel asked the people to present evidence against his character.

You see the greatest asset to a leader is his or her integrity. Many people desire to be leaders but without the integrity that goes along with it, you will never see the fruit of your leadership. Integrity creates influence. No leader alive has ever made all the right decisions. What causes people to follow is that they can trust the heart of the person in charge.

One’s heart will establish him even when accusations are hurled. As a leader, you are not immune from attacks and misrepresentations of your character. What you can do is live in such a way that they are proven to be false by your lifestyle.

Samuel exercised great spiritual power because his heart was right towards God. Check your heart today. Ensure that there is no pollution in your heart that would keep you from walking in a supernatural level of leadership. People will be inspired to follow you because of the integrity of your heart.

Tomorrow’s Reading: 1 Samuel 14:1-52; John 7:31-53; Psalm 109:1-31; Proverbs 15:5-7

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