Meaning Exemplar: [yourdictionary.com]
A person of thing regarded as worthy of imitation; model; pattern; archetype
1 Timothy 4:22
Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
One of the most powerful things you can acknowledge is that you are a leaders. Regardless of what your station in life, you are leading someone somewhere. It’s obvious that as parents we are leaders to our children. But what about if you lead a Bible study, or if you do volunteer work in your community? Even on your job. You are definitely a leader there. Regardless if your position, people have their eyes on you to see, your level of integrity. They want to see, do you show up on time? Do you have a work ethic? Do you go above and beyond or do you do just enough to get by.
One of the most sobering things is coming to realize that there are people who watch your life even though you don’t know they are watching. Many times people will watch another person to see what they are doing successfully that they can mimic. Sometimes, they watch how you handle difficulty and challenges to see if you are someone they can look to for strength in your own trying times.
It behooves us to leave our lives as an example. I always like to say, if you want to see people set free and delivered, you should start with yourself. God has made provision. God put you hear to be a leader to those who he puts in your sphere of influence and you are well able. With Jesus as our living example, we can lead others into prosperity, success and wholeness through our testimony of who Jesus is and what He has done and is doing in our lives. I believe we are going to be surprised when we get to heaven and meet all the people who were following us and we didn’t even know it.
Father God, I thank you and I praise you for giving me the heart of a leader and a love for people that wants to see their lives transformed by coming to know you as their personal Lord and Savior. I thank you for causing me to have awareness of those who are around me to live a life that glorifies you. Help me to walk out my life as a leader the way that Paul admonished Timothy to be an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Jesus was our greatest example, Lord give me an anointing like Joshua who was a warring leader who was able to bring the people of God into their promised land. Give me the anointing like Caleb who declared that the people of God were well able to kill the giants and take the land.