“Now it was so, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the Testimony were in Moses’ hand when he came down form the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him . . . Afterward all the children of Israel came near, and he gave them as commandments all that the Lord had spoken with him on Mount Sinai.” Exodus 34:29, 32
When Moses brought down the commandments, his face shone with the glory of God. The nature and character of God had begun to rub off on Moses, and the glory took such a tangible form that he had to wear a veil over his face. The Israelites sensed both God’s presence in Moses’ leadership and a divine anointing to lead. Do others describe your leadership as “anointed”? What does it mean to be anointed? Here’s one way to break it down. Anointed leadership is characterized by:
- Charisma – The anointed enjoy a sense of giftedness that comes from God. It seems magnetic.
- Character – People see God’s nature in your leadership. They trust you.
- Competence – You have the ability to get the job done. Your leadership produces results.
- Conviction – Your leadership has backbone. You always stand for what is right.
(Source: John Maxwell)