DATE: TUESDAY, JUNE , 1, 2021
TOPIC: PRICIPLES OF KINGDOM LEADERSHIP
TEXT: Isa 9:6
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace
Gen 1:26 ,2:15 stated the original mandate of man to administered the earth in fulfilling God’s agenda .This is leadership .The makeup of the original man was to fulfill this mandate.The Character and the requirements of leadership were inbuilt by grace .The fall of Adam created other alternative pursuit and engagement for man. Hence, we found out that leadership is one of the restoration package. Awaken the giant in you as you see the work Christ has wrought on your behalf to reveal the leader in you to the world .You can see the text above that the kingdom man ,who is part of the body of Christ must bear governmentmental administration .This is responsibility and we must take up the thrones if the world will feel the impact of the Church (ecclesia).
We can take a brief look at the world perspective of leadership so as to see the better light of the kingdom. A European researcher Daniele Trevisani states:
“Leadership is a holistic spectrum that can arise from: (1) higher levels of physical power, need to display power and control others, force superiority, ability to generate fear, or group-member’s need for a powerful group protector (Primal Leadership), (2) superior mental energies, superior motivational forces, perceivable in communication and behaviors, lack of fear, courage, determination (Psycho energetic Leadership), (3) higher abilities in managing the overall picture (Macro-Leadership), (4) higher abilities in specialized tasks (Micro-Leadership), (5) higher ability in managing the execution of a task (Project Leadership), and (6) higher level of values, wisdom, and spirituality (Spiritual Leadership). Any Leader derives its Leadership from a unique mix of one or more of the former factors”.
Studies of leadership have produced theories involving traits, situational interaction, function, behavior, power, vision ,values, charisma, and intelligence, among others.
The world’s perspective of leadership is corrupted by the selfish nature of man. Thus only Kingdom species can provide the right leadership without deception or going against their nature. A leader is therefore someone who leads a group of people toward a corporate goal. He here by possess the ability to inspire and guide others rightly on the pros and cons of the vision .Thus the focus of a leader is first to get his vision clear so as to properly communicate it to the follower. He lives the vision, teaches the vision and influences other through the results he has from living the vision. He is hungry for knowledge, so the saying” READERS ARE LEADERS” More also, leaders are learners. The greatest ability is the ability to learn while the greatest enemy of growth is rebellion. A leader also cares for the follower. Authority and power reside in leadership and this is not meant for oppression but for caring. A leader that is not selfless will surely oppress. Self focused leaders will surely be corrupted. The world looks forward for selfless leadership which only the Kingdom can provide. The life we possess is a selfless life. That is why an average kingdom citizen is an effective leader in the world because most of the qualities of effective leaders are normal fruits of the life in us .You cannot effectively follow God and not lead in the world. It is our commission .The world has a craving, want their needs met. Anyone with the vision to meet the need of the world will emerge as leader. This is what commands the attention of majority. According to the psychologist; Winslow, most people live for water, food ,shelter ,clothing, self actualization etc. It is even small percent that pursue self actualization, most live for immediate needs. So, any one with the vision that offer real solution to all these needs will emerge as leaders to be celebrated. From Economical, to family ,Communal peace etc. People want security. The world still craves for a leader to create a world of their desire. Where will it come from except by the benevolent king who reign and rules forever. Arise and take up your place
I receive the grace to administer on God’s behalf on this earth and Nigeria in particular in Jesus name( Gen 1:26)
Dr Akinlade Isaiah
Pls pray, plan and prepare to give towards the next Expression coming up June, 2021
Builders team kingdom Christian mission
First bank Nig.
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