God Gives Assignments to the Leaders.
People may become leaders by responding in a healthy manner to all they encounter in life, but they will not become spiritual leaders unless God calls them to the role and equips them for it. Secular leadership is something to which people can aspire. It can be achieved through sheer force of will. Spiritual leadership, on the other hand, is not a position for which one applies. Rather it is assigned by God. God determines each person's assignment. Historically, God has chosen ordinary people who were not looking for a divine assignment. Nevertheless, God saw something in their hearts that led him to assign particular tasks. While there is nothing wrong with wanting to experience God working powerfully in one's life, those wishing for God to use them mightily should not covet leadership positions in God's kingdom (1 Tim. 3:1). They should seek God with all their hearts. When God sees people living righteously, he may exercise his prerogative to show himself strong in their lives to accomplish his purposes (2nd Chronicle 16:9).