“My brave fellows, you have done all I asked you to do, and more than could be reasonably expected, but your country is at stake, your wives, your houses, and all that you hold dear. You have worn yourselves out with fatigues and hardships, but we know not how to spare you. If you will consent to stay one month longer, you will render that service to the cause of liberty, and to your country, which you can probably never do under any other circumstances.” ~ George Washington with real leadership and strong character
There is such a leadership vacuum here, but the Lord can make you a praying godly leader doing exploits! What leaders today have good and godly character? Look around real hard. So.. after hearing these words above.. one-by-one, the fighters.. they began stepping forward to commit in answer to Washington's call of duty. And these were very war-weary veteran soldiers of the Continental Army but they didn't lay down or quit. They each opted to remain in the fight—it was a decisive turning point in that Revolutionary War that could have otherwise spelled out disaster.