But some worthless fellows said, “How can this man save us?” And they despised him and brought him no present. But he held his peace. (1 Samuel 10:27 ESV)
Too often we feel we know better about whom should be appointed above us to lead and direct us.
Too often we fail to hold our tongues and speak unhelpful gossip.
Too often we think they were undeserving of their appointment. Too often our pride makes us poor followers.
When we fail to properly support, recognize, honor, and give our gifts to support our leaders we make ourselves “worthless fellows.”
When we judge those whom God appointed to lead and oversee us we fail to be spiritual followers.
We should hold our tongues. We should give our spiritual gifts in support of their leadership.
We serve God when we serve those whom God appoints to lead. God appoints and we come under authority.
If they fail as leaders, as Saul did, then let God deal with their failure, but we should not play God and try to take the role on ourselves…lest we become “worthless fellows.”
If we are to be spiritual followers then we should lovingly come under the authority of those appointed above us to lead.
We should not complain as if we know better.
We should offer our “gifts” to our leader in hopes that they will utilize to their full effectiveness.
A spiritual follower gives love, grace, understanding, support, and hopes the best for those that lead.
This world needs spiritual leadership, but it also needs spiritual followership.
Servant Leaders don’t think less of themselves…and they also don’t think less of those they lead.
Spiritual followers must do the same.
They should not think less of themselves, but neither should they think less of those who are their leaders…or else they be “worthless fellows.”
If we are to be servant leaders. If we are to be spiritual leaders…we must be followers first.