Leadership Is Not Leading People


Leadership Is Not Leading People

There are always many workers than leaders because leadership is expensive. Leadership is taking the lead and not leading people (as erroneously perceived). It’s a sacrifice. To become a leader, you must be stretched and go extra miles to accomplish a specific task. Whether you’re black or white, yellow or brown; a man or woman, short or tall, if you could pay the price, the world would begin to celebrate you.

Leadership isn’t ruling people but serving people. it can’t be imposed but conferred. Your quality input and excellence in your output in a specific field makes people refer to you as their leader. People used to think that politicians are the only leaders we have while this isn’t true, there are also leaders in every field. If some politicians receive some hand shakes from Bill Gate, it would go into their CV’S.

We serve our way to the top. David was in service when he was called to the throne. Joseph served his way to the top. Jesus served his way up to decoration. Be empowered by the spirit of servant hood.

Leadership is setting the pace, finding the path and blazing the trail. It’s setting examples for others to follow. Show me a man who is diligent in his business, you have find he who is the leader. Life is business! Leaders are those who go to work and actually work (it demands high level discipline). They are managers of self, time, energy and resources (If the TV box is stealing your time, it’s stealing your destiny. Go to hell! Say to that TV box)

When God created Adam, He gave him a managerial role to play (Gen.2:15). The require skill is management skill, you need to be trained for it. You need quality information about financial, human and material resources. Understanding equals outstanding anywhere, anyday, anytime. Leaders are thinkers. Leadership demands high level of intellectual cost. People who approach a subject matter with a common sense end up with a common result and that is why they are called common men (uncommon approach results into uncommon results). You need to approach life with a special knowledge by doing thorough findings on how it actually works. Then by applying the acquired knowledge . Wisdom is applied knowledge. Jesus the wisdom itself says,

Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man which built his house upon a rock: [25] And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock (Mat.7:24-25)

Leadership is expensive and that is why we have few leaders but many workers. We will always have plenty workers than leaders across generations. It demands high level 4d’s – decision, determination, dedication and discipline – to emerge as a leader. …….but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits ( Daniel 11:32). Exploits is expensive.

A comfort zone is a danger zone. There are no record breakers in their comfort zones. Breaking records require stretching out. Nothing becomes extraordinary on its own, it’s our extraordinary efforts that make it so. If everyone reading this would work at it, imagine how many leaders we would be having. A leader is not the one who is leading people but the one who is taking the lead in every field of life.

[12] Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; [13] And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed (Hebrews 12:12 -13).

Dropping the keys to Academic Success


There are two keys to academic success:

  • Spiritual key
  • Physical key

Dropping the keys to academic success

Spiritual Key

If you want to excel in your academics, spirituality should be your first approach. You must first place high premium on spiritual endeavours. Your prayer life must be in place.

Be ignited on the altar of prayer by praying kingdom oriented prayers daily, at least one hour. Join the soul winning army and be on the go for Christ. You do not need the talent of soul winning before you embarked on the journey of hunting for the souls (Mat.6:6,Jn.15:16).

Still on spirituality, be expectant. Set specific goals for the kind of grades you desires. God doesn’t takes assumptions, God only answers specific requests. It baffles me the way many believers come to Christ with vague expectations and requests.

That crippled man in the Bible was shouting for mercy, Jesus asked him, what do you want me to do? In specific term, don’t just plead for mercy, be specific in your requests (Mark.10:51).

Here, your writing materials are essential. Pick up your pen and a sheet of paper, list specifically the kind of grades you desires from God.

Don’t settle for average grades, God has unlimited capacities to do all things beyond your imagination (Mat.19:26).

I have done this when i was in school in several occasions and let me tell you this , it works. I enjoyed regular good grades all through my years in school.

For instance,

ECO 101.       A5

Math 102.     A5

Eng 103.        A5

Soc 109.         A5

Pol 123.         A5

The above are typical examples of requests narrowed down in specific terms. Don’t just say, God I want good grades. What type of good grades do you want? There are A’s, B’s and C’s. C’s might be considered as good for a student while it might not be considered as good for another.

Nevertheless, be faithful. You must answer the faith question before you can get anything from God (Mat.9:28). As you are pursuing after his interest, believe that you are not doing it for nothing, you are doing it for something.

After the order of Daniel, there is an excellent spirit found in every genuine believer (Dan.5:12). You belong to the top, you don’t belong to the bottom (Deu.28:13)

The Physical key

Preparation – There is this saying that those who fail to prepare are preparing to fail. Don’t just sit down and wait for the exam’s day to arrived before you study.

Start preparing right from the beginning of the session. Programmed yourself for study, visit the libraries to get textbooks and other available resources that might help with your study. Don’t be stingy, buy textbooks and study them on a daily basis.

Dropping the keys to academic success

Don’t missed lectures. Stay focus in every lecture time and a good note taking will go a long  way to bail you out in this regard. Get a recorder to record the lecturer explanations in each session as this will gives you the leverage to listen to the lecture repeatedly in order to grab any point you might have missed out.

Burn candles!😃 lol, I said burn candles, though people don’t use candles these days to study anymore. What i actually meant is that you should study overnight. The most productive period is the night, ceased the moment.

Oh! I almost forgot about discipline, beware of over feeding, over talking, oversleeping and over watching of movies. In my own opinion, I don’t think you need to have a TV box in your room as a student, you’ll be too comfortable to be studious. Watching Aljazera, CNN or BBC on the eve of exams will be detriment to your outstanding performances.

Read books outside the school curriculum, get books on success. There are keys in such books which you will never hear within the wall of the institution.

Lastly, study in sequence to the courses you have on the exams’ timetable. A student who has English on the eve of exams studying political science will definitely end up as a failure.

I believe you’ be found this as useful, share it with your peers and you will all excel together  in Jesus name🙂