Lead For Compassion – Lead For Purpose

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As Leaders, we don’t only lead for compassionate love, we also lead for human purpose and destiny. This is the love of a father. The mother nature of God is compassionate for human comfort, healing and need. A father’s nature is to empower, facilitate, and release the destiny of every son or daughter in the family. These attributes are not limited to a man or a woman, but are both part of the nature of God to be manifest in us all as sons or daughters of our heavenly Father. The anointing of Christ brings freedom, but it also proves to plant free people into their restored place of identity, testimony, and purpose. As I presented last week, God frees us in order to plant us. It is with His compassionate love that He redeems us from our strongholds of captivity and it is with His prevailing love that He seeks to see us established in our restored destiny.

Isaiah 61:1… 2… 3…that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”

When we are planted in the earth we can fulfill our purpose in the earth. We become empowered to embrace our destiny as sons and daughters of God in our world with a generational focus and we rebuild old ruins, raise up the former desolations, and repair the community destiny of our family names. Things that should have been can now be, things that have been lost in our family name can be restored, and things that have been ruined in our part in being a member of the community of God’s life and purpose can be regained.

Isaiah 61:4 And they shall rebuild the old ruins, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations.

God wants to plant us like evergreen trees as a testimony of life through us to our world. He wants us to live for Him and for one another in the compassion and love of our hearts. As trees of righteousness the testimony of our lives brings healing to our world in a generational way. The fruit of our lives gives life beyond us to multiply life in others and to see the glory of God increase in our world.

Isaiah 41:17 “The poor and needy seek water, but there is none, Their tongues fail for thirst. I, the LORD, will hear them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. 18 I will open rivers in desolate heights, And fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. 19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar and the acacia tree, the myrtle and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the cypress tree and the pine and the box tree together, 20 that they may see and know, and consider and understand together, that the hand of the LORD has done this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it.

God hears the cry of the poor and the needy, but He also holds in His heart the destiny and purpose and each of His sons and daughters. We were not only born to be loved by God, we were also born to be testimonies of God’s love to our world. Life-giving water flows from us and that water activates, facilitates, and releases our ability to fulfill our generational purpose in Christ. We are part of Christ’s calling, Christ’s inheritance, and Christ’s purpose in and through our lives. The seven classes of trees proclaimed by the prophet Isaiah are all evergreen. They are alive to the purpose of God in every season of their lives. Whether they are kings, great men, rich men, commanders, mighty men, servants, or free men; they all fulfill the purpose and destiny of their lives. Not one is better than another and not one is less, but each one fulfills the full destiny of their lives for the sake of their world. Whereas those outside of Christ remove themselves from their true purpose in life, in Christ we each fulfill our purpose for the glory of our heavenly Father in all things.  

Revelation 6:15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, 16 and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!”

Those who don’t know who God is see Him as a demanding and judgmental God, but those who know Him see Him as a Father who cares for them, but also believes for them to overcome all things as givers of life to their world. Those who don’t know Him hide from Him for fear of His wrath. They don’t know Him as a loving Father so they see Him as an unrighteous judge. We know Him as a loving Father and we seek Him that we might be one with Him and that we might be givers of life to our world.

God wants us to embrace being a part of the community of His people not merely for our healing, but also for the fulfillment of our purpose. That purpose is individual and corporate in nature. Leaders embrace the freedom that comes by God’s compassionate love as well as His empowering love that we might be free and fulfill our purpose in our role as being a part of God’s people in this world. We also lead others to know these truths and to embrace them in their own lives.

Food For Thought,

Ted J. Hanson

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Ted J. Hanson is the leader of House of Bread Ministry and Christ Life Training Ministry Academy. He has dedicated his life to raising up the generations of God with a 100-year plan to become the testimony and power of God's life and grace in the earth.
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