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TOPIC: UNDERSTANDING WISDOM FOR LEADERSHIP
Scripture: Matthew 4: 19. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Beloved, I welcome you to another day Moment of Daily Encounter! To understand wisdom for leadership we must understand what is leadership!
What exactly is leadership?
According to leadership expert John C. Maxwell ” Leadership is influence”!
The chairman of the PAR Group, James C. Georges defines leadership as the ability to obtain followers! So anyone who can get others to follow is a leader! John
C. Maxwell further opined that “He who thinketh he leadedth and hath no one following is only taking a walk.” This implies that if you lead and no one is following you, you are not a leader according to John C. Maxwell definition of leadership.
From our anchor scripture, we observe Jesus saying, “follow me, and I will make you”!
That is the invitation from the best leader that ever existed.
All the theories of leadership are borrowed from Jesus leadership style. However, Jesus excelled in leadership because He was in possession of wisdom that made for leadership. Right from childhood, the Bible said;
Luke 2: 52. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
Jesus Leadership, begins right from childhood! As He was growing, He was also growing in wisdom.
What then is wisdom?
By wisdom in this context means divine wisdom! And according to the scriptures, wisdom is the principal thing!
Proverbs 4: 7. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
In life there are so many things! But the principal of all is wisdom! It is the master key that opens every other door.
Why is wisdom a principal?
1.It is principal because it involves laying hold on the right ways to do a thing. If you have ever made mistakes before you will understand that if you grab the right way to do a thing, you would have avoided such mistakes! The Bible said:
Ecclesiastes 10: 15. The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city.
Some of us are face to face with opportunity to turn our fortunes around but because we do not know how to, we have remained on the same spot for a very long time and weary ourselves out!
The fact that there is frustration in our lives at any time is a sign that we are missing something in our destiny journey and that thing is wisdom from above.
It is like you were handed over a bunch of keys, trying several keys to open a door that is before you but no way but the moment the person with the knowledge of the right key comes up, he opens the door and enters without struggle, yet you have been standing there without a head way!
This is because doors only respond to the right key.
2. It is principal because it is discovering God’s approach to every issues of life. Yes, every issue that confronts mankind has a solution, the discovery of this solution is called wisdom.
That economic problem around you can be solved once you discover the wisdom of God.
In the days of Moses when the Tabernacle was to be built God released the approach to men who were not there when Moses was receiving the pattern and they execute it. (Exo. 31:1-6).
3. It is principal because it is supernatural ability to bring solution to matters too difficult for the ordinary mind.(1 Kg. 3: 24-28)
Beloved, if what you desire is to be a generational solution provider, the principal that makes men principal is Wisdom from above! Receiving this wisdom takes you into a path of honour.
How do you recieve this wisdom?
1. By being born again (Jn. 3:3-5,Rom.3:23): When you receive Jesus, you have received wisdom. (1 Cor. 1: 24).
2. By falling in love with wisdom (Prov. 29:3)
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real! Don’t play with your eternity, get ready for it today.
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord, I open my heart for your wisdom, fill me Lord with your wisdom for leadership in the name of Jesus.
– I declare wisdom from above is your portion in the name of Jesus.
– The evil that is associated with Ember months shall be far from you in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.