Romans 12:8 says, If one has the gift of being a leader, he should try hard when he leads (International Children's Bible). Here is that verse in some different Bible translations:
If we are leaders, we should do our best (Contemporary English Version).
Whoever has the gift of leading should work hard at it (Easy-to-Read Version).
If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously (New Living Translation).
If it is to lead, do it diligently (New International Version).
The word for lead in Ancient Greek means to rule over. More specifically, it means to lead by example. The Ancient Greek work for diligently in the Ancient Greek can be translated quickly, eagerly and carefully. Most Bible experts believe that Paul is talking about leadership in the church in this passage, but I think that anyone who is in leadership should take their responsibility seriously.
1 Timothy 3:1-7 has some qualifications for those in leadership. They must:
Leadership is a big responsibility and those who have the gift of leadership should take their responsibility very seriously. Most people who have the gift of leadership are older, but many teenagers and young adults lead at kid's church and youth group. Can you think of some people with the gift of leadership at your church?
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.