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  • Writer's pictureOlufunmilayo Adekusibe

A PREREQUISITE FOR AN EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP


 

Today’s Reading: :

1 Peter 5: 1-5

And all of you must put on the apron of humility, to serve one another; for the scripture says, “God resist the proud, but shows favour to the humble.” (1Peter 5: 5b)

 


I know of a man in my Local Church some years back, who was my Sunday School teacher and was also very rich, yet always remained humble in all that he did. He would always get to the class before anyone else and would clean the tables and chairs and also be the first to greet you as you enter the class before we commenced the Sunday school. One day during Sunday school class a question was asked that,’ who is a humble leader?’ And then he was waiting to hear brilliant answers from us as usual. Then a student stood up and answered saying “you are a true definition of a humble leader”. My teacher never wanted to agree with that, so he asked the question again and then the whole class answered him again saying “you are the true definition of a humble leader sir”.


Humility is a fruit of the spirit which must or should be seen in the life of any child of God (Galatians 5:22-23). As a leader, at which ever level of leadership you find yourself or wherever you have the opportunity to lead, be it in church, family or an organization, never see yourself as one who has been given the power to rule over others (1 Peter5:3) instead see yourself as a steward who has been given the grace to watch over whatever God has entrusted to you for that period of time and will surely give account one day.


In conclusion, everyone cannot be leaders at the same time and at the same level; therefore you might still need to submit to the higher authority. It is expected of every follower to submit to their leaders and not frustrate their act of leadership. If a leader’s shortcomings are noticed; it should not be an avenue to behave rudely to them, instead you prayerfully and carefully call their attention to it.

Humility is a fruit of the spirit to be practised by both the leaders and the followers.

ALADE JAMES


Prayer points:

  1. God break me to the point that nothing will be too much for me to do for your sake, in Jesus’ name.

  2. God help me not to disappoint you in all that you have committed into my hands, in Jesus’ name.

  3. Father help me to be a faithful and effective leader, in Jesus’ name.

  4. Father, I receive grace to be humble, in Jesus’ name.

  5. May You work on every Church leader to be humble in all they do, in Jesus’ name.

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Sesan Peter
Sesan Peter
Apr 26, 2021

This is a great lesson for leaders. But, today, most of our leaders are not servant leader but a tyrant leaders. May God help us.

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