Leadership Reflections (4) by Rev Olusola Areogun
Spirit Meat Daily Devotional
Friday 4th June 2021
LEADERSHIP REFLECTIONS (4)
– 1 Samuel 13:12 (NKJV), Luke 4:1
7. THE DON’TS OF LEADERSHIP
One of the don’ts of leadership is “Don’t force yourself to do anything”. It is important to note that everything of God has a flow and a rhythm. If it is not flowing, stop it, wait for the flow and follow the flow. Saul’s spirit must have disagreed with his mind, but he forced himself against the restraint of his spirit and made a costly mistake.
An important part of our walk with God is to understand that God will always fulfil promises to His people, but we must take time to watch for the cautions and the don’ts in following God because that is where contention starts between God and His people. Whenever God sends you His word, you are to pay attention to the don’ts that God attached to each of those promises. When you abstain from the don’ts, you can be sure that the commitment of God will not cease from you.
8.AVOID TAKING FOOLISH RISKS
Jesus took practical steps to preserve his life. There is a time for confrontation and there is a time for relocation. Jesus as a leader knew the difference between confrontation and relocation. When the Bible says ‘be wise as serpents and harmless as doves’, Jesus was calling us to know where we don’t need to operate conspicuously, but as harmless doves among other saints because we are in the midst of wolves (Matt. 10:16 ).
We should be careful of a life that loves to be seen. When you love to show off as a Christian leader, you place yourself in a zone where the enemy can attack you cheaply.
PRAYER: I intelligently submit to the leadership of the Holy Spirit to lead me to right actions and to avoid foolish risks in my life.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Samuel 22:1-23:23, Acts 2:1-47, Psalm 122:1-9, Proverbs 16:19-20