This month in the Momentum community, we’ll be taking a look at some Christmas related ideas. This week, I want to look at an Old Testament prophecy about the coming Messiah that will shed some light on our leadership. In Malachi 3:1, God tells the people this: “See, I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple.” One phrase from this passage strikes me particularly this morning:
“The Lord you are seeking.”
Perhaps one of the reasons the Jews misunderstood Jesus (and his messenger, John the Baptist) is because they were not seeking him. Or, they were seeking a Messiah they thought they wanted, and failed to see God’s better plan. How often do we do this? We get an idea in our head of what God is (or should be) and we totally miss what He truly wants to be for us.
Are we willing to seek Him, without preconceived notions?
As leaders, are we brave enough to point others to the true God, and not letting them settle for an understanding of God that is less than the best?
What stands in our way of seeing the truth about God?
What stands in our way of leading others to that understanding?