Improve Your Leadership Sense Through Imitation and Service by Rev Olusola Areogun
Spirit Meat Daily Devotional
Wednesday 9 June 2021
IMPROVE YOUR LEADERSHIP SENSE THROUGH IMITATION AND SERVICE (1)
– Philippians 4:9
You don’t have to be a wise man to have the results of a wise man. Just look at a wise man and practise what he is doing. Some people wonder, “Is it not stupid to imitate?” No, it is not. There are some instances where you will be stupid if you don’t imitate. I learnt how to use a fork and knife at an opulent dinner my sister was hosting several years ago where people of other nationalities were seated. I spotted someone who knew his way around a formal dinner table with three sets of forks and knives. As soon as he started, I imitated him, and I did well. At such dinner, you’ll look very stupid if you didn’t know what to do and you do it anyway.
You can succeed at many things by following somebody who knows how to do it well. If you don’t know the road to where you are going, you need to follow somebody that knows the road. Despite the clarity of this wisdom of imitation, you find some people that say, “I won’t copy anybody; I will be original.” You may be original, but your originality will be damaged if you don’t follow somebody reigning where you are headed.
If you do what leaders do, you will stir up the nature of a leader in yourself. The difference between a born-again person and someone who isn’t is not an absence of the traces of leadership in them, but the person that is not born-again has perverted leadership which manifests as rulership and domination. God created man and made him in His image, and God is a Leader, but the perversion of sin and Adam’s fall turned leadership to rulership.
PRAYER: Holy Spirit, open my eyes to see who and what to imitate. I will not follow a wrong leadership life and I will not operate in rulership.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Kings 5:1-6:38, Acts 7:1-29, Psalm 127:1-5, Proverbs 16:28-30