Judges 10:10-18

10 Then the sons of Israel cried out to the Lord, saying, “We have sinned against You, for indeed, we have forsaken our God and served the Baals.” 11 The Lord said to the sons of Israel, “Did I not deliver you from the Egyptians, the Amorites, the sons of Ammon, and the Philistines? 12 Also when the Sidonians, the Amalekites and the Maonites oppressed you, you cried out to Me, and I delivered you from their hands. 13 Yet you have forsaken Me and served other gods; therefore I will no longer deliver you. 14 Go and cry out to the gods which you have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your distress.” 15 The sons of Israel said to the Lord, “We have sinned, do to us whatever seems good to You; only please deliver us this day.” 16 So they put away the foreign gods from among them and served the Lord; and [f]He could bear the misery of Israel no longer.

17 Then the sons of Ammon were summoned and they camped in Gilead. And the sons of Israel gathered together and camped in Mizpah. 18 The people, the leaders of Gilead, said to one another, “Who is the man who will begin to fight against the sons of Ammon? He shall become head over all the inhabitants of Gilead.”

Continuing on a bit from yesterday, we see the “leaders of Gilead” getting together to figure out who was going to lead them into battle. Without leadership, we saw the moral decay, but now they needed a leader to step up to the challenge.

Is there a challenge facing those around you? Is there a fight where you can lead the charge? Don’t sit back and say “oh, who will lead us?” A leader takes charge when they see a problem, and takes action to address the problem. It doesn’t always take extraordinary ability, but it does take courage to step out and take a chance.

Listen for God’s voice, and see what battle He might have you fight, and then go for it! Don’t hesitate, like the “leaders” of Gilead, be the leader, and rally the troops for victory.

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