I am fascinated by the story in 1 Samuel 23:1-5.
David saved a city, without any assigned position of leadership. Sure, he had been anointed to be king, but he wasn’t yet “sworn in” to office. He was a king in waiting.
It reminds me of an important principle about leaders. Real leaders don’t need to have a position to make a difference.
David’s first leadership assignment was self-appointed, when he went after Goliath, because his people were too afraid to act.
Leaders lead because there is some cause worth leading, no one else is taking leadership, and they are willing to risk their personal comfort and reputation to see it through to completion.
What cause do you see that needs championing? Has God called you to be a leader? Do you feel the urge to lead?
Then start leading…That’s what leaders do…