Acquire The Real Substance, Not The Title by Rev Olusola Areogun
Spirit Meat Daily Devotional
Tuesday 8th June 2021
ACQUIRE THE REAL SUBSTANCE, NOT THE TITLE
– Luke 6:39-40
Strive to acquire the real substance of leadership instead of leadership titles. Situations will respond to the leadership life in you and not the title you are called. The higher the degree of leadership life in you, the more you will be dissatisfied with inactivity and indolence. When someone suggests, “We can’t continue like this, we need to do something about this situation” in a particular environment, it is the level of leadership life inside him that is agitating against a wrong status quo. In the same situation, where someone with a high level of leadership life is dissatisfied, you will see some other people indifferent because the leadership life level inside them is shallow.
You don’t have to be born-again to have a high sense of leadership. When there is a problem somewhere, it takes leadership life to respond to it. You must find what to do to solve the problems peculiar to your circumstance and do what is right.
Who you are is different from what you do. The advantage of being born-again is that you can do something acceptable to God as a leader. It is possible to do something in circumstantial situations or be constrained to do something unwillingly, and people who get involved with you will know that you’re fake. Some people resent what they are doing but can’t stop. It is when their circumstances change that their actual behaviour will manifest. The leadership life in us is nurtured by some things we do. As we are in the last days’ move of God, God is looking for men who will stand and raise His banner as leaders, not just in the church, but also in different spheres of life.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to improve my leadership sense. Let the leadership life in me increase and help me build the right attributes that qualify me for Your purpose.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Kings 3:3-4:34, Acts 6:1-15, Psalm 126:1-6, Proverbs 16:26-27