“…My time has not come…” —Jesus (John 7).
His timing and His wording were always spot on.
This wasn’t just a “Jesus thing,” as He told His followers that we could flow in God’s timing just as He was doing.
We don’t have to try to figure out our timing or our wording by external standards (v. 24). But when we are so immersed in the same Holy Spirit that directed Jesus, we simply flow in His living water to where we need to be, when we need to be there. Whether it’s time to speak or time for silence, the Holy Spirit can again flow our thoughts and words perfectly.
Others won’t understand.
They have their own agenda, and they will want me to be a part of their plans (vv. 3-5, 18, 32-36, 42, 52). I must listen to the unmistakable voice of the Spirit and squelch the voices of the crowd.
A mark of a godly leader is one who flows with the Spirit of God.
Don’t go with the flow of culture or others’ agendas. Don’t try to figure out where you need to be or what you need to say. Simply flow in the Spirit. Then your timing and your wording will be just as spot-on as Jesus showed us.
This is part 38 in my series on godly leadership. You can check out all of my posts in this series by clicking here.