There’s a story in 1 Samuel.
It’s a story about when Saul is announced as King of Israel.
When he’s announced…they can’t find him. He’s hiding among the baggage.
The first king of Israel. He stood head and shoulder above every other man in Israel. He was a giant in his own right.
But he was hiding.
Leaders who start off hiding never really come out from behind the baggage.
Whether its hiding among them baggage, consulting witches, or offering sacrifices when he wasn’t supposed to, Saul couldn’t seem to get away from the baggage of his insecurities and fears.
When are leader is controlled by insecurity and fear, they will always hide because of their fears and insecurities. It even looks like leadership sometimes. They will make decisons, people will follow them…but all along fear and insecurity will run their lives.
Get rid of the baggage!
Get rid of the fear and insecurity!
Stop hiding! Embrace transparency!
The sooner we stop hiding, the sooner our lives begin to find fulfillment.