Leaders are often discouraged as they (we) go through one trial after another. The most noted to this point, is Moses.
First, Miriam died, and Moses and Aaron mourned their only sister. Then, as always, the “Big I,” “The weak in faith,” The willingly ignorant,” and the self-knowledgeable began to complain, again, because Egypt (our old life) was still in their (our) hearts.
In the will of God, no place is an “evil place;” but when the inner desires are not spiritual, “NO PLACE IS A GOOD PLACE –EXCEPT EGYPT!
We as leaders sometimes disobey God, as Moses did when the people infuriated and angered him. The water, that was for drinking was/is a picture of the Holy Spirit. The rock: was/is a symbol of, Christ. Christ was smitten on the cross for us that we might receive the gift of the Spirit. He died but once, so Moses should not have smitten the rock again. Instead, he should have spoken to the rock.
God disciplines leaders. With privilege is responsibility. Neither Moses nor Aaron was permitted to enter the Promised Land, although Moses was allowed to see the land from far away.
It is not easy being a leader, “All of us on FB beginning with “Myself” who are mal-equipped at times, the self appointed bishops, ministers, prophets, encouragers, and all that are purported to be well versed in the word of god (I did not say “Word of God”), whatever the strength of your/our status may be in Christ, “we must pray for those whom God has made leaders in His service.” “All need prayer, including the false man of God (lord, lord) standing in Christ’ name.”
“THE BEST PREACHER IS THE ONE THAT GIVES THE WORD OF GOD!”
Bishop Dr Clarence Rucker Jr