Feels good to be back and we missed sharing the word of God with you, nevertheless it was expedient that we took a break.
We’d be sharing on Leadership, leadership is a big deal and being a leader is so costly. In the words of Pastor Poju Oyemade, leadership can be lonely.
Meditating on David’s sojourn with His men, we are taken back to 1 Samuel 30 where they got to Ziklag and found that their families had been carted away with all they had and there are few lessons on leadership in it that we’d love us to pay attention to;
• It’s okay as a leader to be vulnerable in the presence of the persons you lead. This was what David did, as a leader who felt their pain just as he was going through his, they wept together. 1 Samuel 30:3-4
• It’s okay as a leader to have followers that give you tough time, it only pushes you to be better. This is seen in the reaction of David’s men to him, threatening to stone him if they didn’t get their families back. This moved David from just weeping to inquiring of the Father on what to do and doing what the Father wanted. 1 Samuel 30:6-7
Dear Leader, in the face of any challenge never put seeking God for answers as secondary but as primary. Don’t go about looking for solution when you can click with solution in His presence, trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. 1 Samuel 30:7-8, Proverbs 3:5-6
• As a leader you won’t always have anything or anyone to encourage you, you must learn the art of encouraging yourself in the Lord. 1 Samuel 30:6
In your climb of success or in the midst of a challenging situation, take heed to being kind to everyone you meet, they might be the ones who have the key to what you are looking for. This is seen in David and His men taking care of an Egyptian who was sick and didn’t know that the boy had the key to what they were looking for. Discernment is Key! 1 Samuel 30:11-15
• As a leader never allow the character or the attitude of the people you are leading change your ideals. This is seen in the act of David towards the men who followed them to recover their families and those who refused to go because they were tired, he made sure everyone had the same share and were not discriminated because they didn’t participate. Do not allow the circumstances around you change who you are as a leader, be loving regardless of what anyone does and also be firm in your decisions. 1 Samuel 30:21-26
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