Leadership Nuggets

"But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave." Jesus Christ (Matthew 20:26, 27 NLT)

Monday, 11 February 2013

Leadership Nuggets: Who fights your battles?

Dear Leader
I have been through some challenging and frustrating times in my leadership journey. I have faced some serious oppositions ranging from accusations of victimization, to being a bully, being too strict to being too soft and the list goes on. There was a time that a group of people were determined that I had to go and all sorts of unsubstantiated accusations were made. But through it all God lifted my head and I was vindicated. I learnt a great lesson from that period of my life.

As a Christ follower and a leader, you will face leadership challenges that tests your principles and integrity. You will be tempted to fight fire with fire; and use your leadership position and authority to get even and to fight dirty. But when you pause to ask yourself what Christ would have done in the same situation and with reference to the unchanging Word of God, it stops you in your track. Because you realise that the battle is not yours.

 One major lesson I learnt during the trying times was that God is the One that fights our battles. A child of God who is a leader in the workplace, in the market place, in the government arena, in the community, in the ministry or anywhere in  your world will face challenges for their stand for righteousness, integrity of the heart and non-negotiable quality of their skill. Your responsibility at all times is to remain humble and hold on tightly to God; and because He is the one that called you 'as the salt of the earth' and the 'light of the world' your enemies becomes His enemies.

Korah with two hundred and forty nine other Israelite leaders challenged Moses' leadership and authority (Numbers 16). What did Moses do? He fell on his face, tries to first reason with them in all humility but to no avail. Then he turned to God and at the end of it all two hundred and fifty people perished.

Do not attempt to fight your battle in your own power. Remain humble, seek God's direction on the course of action to take then watch the end of those who dare rise up against a leader after God's heart.

Let your light shine

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