Who Would You Rather Follow?

Who would you rather follow? 
A leader who says:

1.) “Follow me, I know exactly where I am going and how I am going to get there.”

2.) “Follow me, I don’t know where I am going, but I am certain I am being led and open to what is emerging.”

Follow Me

Almost any modern business book or study of leadership will tell you to follow the first person, but what if they are confidently going in the wrong direction?

The other person is still open to learning. Having less ego invested in “being right” they are more open to discovering the way forward.

In dealing with problems that are not being solved in your city and nation: economic, racial, domestic, educational, DON’T follow the people who want to continue current failed practices and don’t look for deliverance to arise from insiders. Expect God to raise up an outsider…a David to come into the sphere and deal with the giant. Expect an ageing childless entrepreneur like Abraham to be visited and led by God to form a nation and go to a place he does not know how to get to.

If you are walking in the steps of your father Abraham you MUST experience seasons when you know what you are looking for but don’t have a clue how to get there.

“By faith, Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.”
(Hebrews 11:8)

CONGRATULATIONS! You start with a calling and a vision and go forth into the chaos of choices trusting the sovereign God, who calls, will lead you.

These are the people who will change their cities and shake up their communities. Their number one critic will be the old order leader who has thus far been king of the hill. They know exactly what to do…..and precisely because of that hubris, they are not open to what God is going to do next.

Welcome Saul and David in seven spheres of colliding kingdoms – 7 mission fields to disciple nations, the “7M world” of: 
Church
Family and Social services
Education
City Government 
Media outlets 
Artistic expression and 
Economic development.

It is all unfolding now…

Feel free to like and share this and follow me – precisely because I don’t know where I am going.

Lance

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13 thoughts on “Who Would You Rather Follow?

  1. Wow Lance, I’ve been in that season of knowing what I’m looking for but not having a clue how to get there. Frustrating yet exciting to see where God was leading me. Love the opening question! Thanks for challenging my thinking on it and I’ll be passing this insight along.

  2. There seems to be more needed than just hearing a call and having the willingness to follow God’s directions. I think we also need to see the way God sees things. David certainly didn’t see Goliath the way the other Israelites did. He saw Goliath the way God saw him. And that made a tremendous difference, not only in knowing what to do, but in knowing what can be done, in knowing not to fear what everyone else says we should fear. We don’t fear because we determine in our hearts to see what God sees. He sees the descendants of Abraham as the stars in the sky. He sees the victories over our giants. What do you see that He sees? Once you see, then listen to what He will say to you now that you are open to His ways.

  3. Nice Lance ! I like it !

    its kind of like asking – what if you didn’t know what you think you know ?
    What would be possible ?
    Everything !
    At times its what I think I know that keeps me from the insights, abundance and experiences that are available in the heavens ~

    • Bob Jones used to say that when we have an opinion about something already, it’s hard for God to give us his picture of what He wants to do. Another way of saying this is, “It’s hard to fill a full cup.”

  4. Thanks Lance. You have helped empower us to embrace the calling of God on us. My wife and I have been in ministry for over 35 years. What you have shared describes how we have felt, and been led, and are now ready to move forward into “uncharted” territory. We have also witnessed those brazen egotist leaders who gain a following, but cause much disapointment and destruction.

  5. Thanks Dr. Lance. For I assure you I am clueless as I read this w/ tears rolling down my face. Admittedly I am tired but I know. I must keep walking and trusting that God Willy lead me to an expected and blessed end.
    With gratitude I thank you for hearing and obeying God when it comes to sending me these Rhema messages.
    In Him,
    Queen

  6. Yes, I’m in the same place now. I know pieces, but the exact road map seems to be missing … or said another way, the road map before me is found in spending time with Holy Spirit, in His presence, and trusting that He will tell me what I need to know in the moment I need to know it. In order for me to hear it, I need to be as close to Him as possible.