Leadership Reflections by Rev Olusola Areogun
Spirit Meat Daily Devotional
Tuesday 01 June, 2021
LEADERSHIP REFLECTIONS (1)
– Isaiah 2:1-3, 1 Samuel 12:3-4
In these days when many people who have been referred to as leaders are falling short of basic ingredients of leadership like integrity and forthrightness, God is looking for a new generation of spiritual leaders who will be above the fray and exemplify the life of Christ to this world.
The instrument that will set the standard cannot afford to have a margin of error. I pray that you will be God’s man to lead your world anywhere you find yourself. This month we will be considering some reflections on leadership.
1. MORAL AUTHORITY
Moral authority is the power behind the life and ministry of an effective leader. You cannot say you are the leader of a group that you have not paid the price to lead. People are watching you more closely than you think. You must be ready to ask your people the same questions of integrity that Prophet Samuel asked.
Don’t ever let your gifting take you to a level or place that your life and character cannot keep you! Leaders do not qualify to lead their people if their personal integrity is questionable.
2. LEADERS AND DECISION MAKING. 1 Samuel 14:24-28.
A leader must make good decisions. Saul called for a fast on a day of battle. This was wrong. To make consistently good decisions, not an occasional good decision, is the hallmark of powerful spiritual leadership. In fact, a clock that has stopped working would still be correct twice a day. Make sure you are distinguishing yourself with good decision-making skills. The hallmark of powerful spiritual leadership is making consistently good decisions.
PRAYER: Lord, I submit myself to Your will and Your ways; I receive grace to keep exemplifying the life of Christ to the world.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Samuel 18:1-19:10, John 20:1-31, Psalm 119:153-176, Proverbs 16:14-15