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Prayer: O Father, Please Grant Me The Grace To Be Watchful Against Disqualification

"However, I keep under my body and bring it into submission, lest by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself might be castaway." 1 Corinthians 9:27

Disqualification is a serious threat to Christian leadership. Every Christian leader must be obedient, devout, watchful, temperate, and self-disciplined in order to avoid missing Heaven after functioning as a herald who bids others into the Kingdom of God. It is conceivable for God to disqualify a leader. We witness Saul being disqualified by God in 1 Samuel 15:20-24:

"For rebellion is like witchcraft, and obstinacy is like iniquity and idolatry." Because you disobeyed the Lord's word, he has also disqualified you from being king." 1 Samuel 15:23

Nobody is completely reliant on others. As a Christian leader, you should always keep in mind that God has replacements. In Jesus' name, I hope that you will not be rejected by God. Disobedience is one factor that leads to disqualification. Sacrifice is admirable, but obedience is preferable to sacrifice. In our devotion to God, we must always remember that all He asks of us is complete obedience. Outright defiance is worse than haphazard obedience.

If you wish to serve God without being disqualified, you must be willing to do anything the Lord asks of you. Obey all of God's commands, regardless matter how inconvenient they are. Carelessness is another stumbling factor that leads to disqualification. A large number of Christians are irresponsible. They are willing to compromise their position in order to avoid being disqualified. A sloppy and negligent servant may find himself disqualified by the Lord. You should keep an eye on things and pray if you don't want to be disqualified (Matthew 24:42).

All small foxes that harm the vine should be watched and avoided by a Christian leader. Anger, bitterness, jealousy, excessive ambition, strife, gluttony, lust, dishonesty, malice, not studying and obeying God's word, impatience, talkativeness, and so on are examples. To avoid being disqualified by the Lord, we should live holy lives and apply the self-evaluation principle.

Check in with yourself on a daily basis to make sure you're still in the Lord. Examine your motivation for serving the Lord, your zeal, your dedication, and your relationship with other Christians who are also serving the Lord. Is your relationship enhancing others' dedication to the Lord's service? If you answered no to this question, you should make a modification. Is your behavior attracting people to Heaven or Hell?

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