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).

What You Sow Is What You Reap


Anyone can be a world-class beggar if they choose to be. If wishes were horses, all beggars would ride. You can’t eat your cake and have it. If you are not a worker, you will be a beggar. Things only work for workers.  What you don’t work, won’t work. You can only receive out of life what you put into it. You are redeemed as a giver, not a taker.

Your destiny in Christ is an envious destiny. Stop looking pitiful; start looking beautiful. You are not meant to be pitied, but to be envied. For he had possession of flocks, a possession of herds, and a great store of servants, and the Philistines ENVIED him. (Genesis 26:14). Begging and borrowing erode your redemptive dignity. “…you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.” (Deut.28:12)

Those who labour are found by favour. Stop hanging around with Jesus doing nothing. You have hung around greatness long enough. Now, step into it. It’s doing nothing that frustrates people. Jesus hates idleness (See Mat.20:3-6). He says, “Occupy till I come.” (Luke.19:13). That is, do business till I come. Life is a business. If you don’t do business with life, you’ll go bankrupt. God works. And Jesus works. But Jesus replied, My Father is always working, and so am I. (John.5:17). A man who doesn’t work should not eat.  

You don’t have to have a glamorous job title to succeed in life.….WHATEVER you do shall prosper,” (Psalm.1:3). If the Lord’s blessings could be seen in the life of a pepper seller, how much more would you be? You can blog your way to success; you can write your way to success, and you can be an artist and succeed. There is no profession that is inferior to the others. Your spiritual content is what makes all the difference. No spiritual content can ever be grounded in life.  Start doing something.

Nothing sells like excellence in life. If barbering is your calling, do it excellently. If you want to be a fashion designer, you should strive for excellence. Those who approach life with common sense are referred to as “common men,” and their results are also common. To be successful in your field, you must have specialized knowledge. You are supposed to take the lead in your field. “And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.” (Deut.28:13)

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going. (Ecc.9:10)

Information is the vehicle that drives vision. To be informed is to transform; to be uninformed is to be deformed. If you’re not building a library, you are building a mortuary unwittingly. It is your know-how that determines the level of your success in your field. There is a gross deficiency of capacity in the body of Christ. Michael Faraday did not have as much education like you, but he became a preacher and inventor via self-development. Build capacity.

You can’t plant oranges and reap apples; you can’t harvest on someone else’s farm; you can’t sleep during planting season and reap during harvest season. As you lay in your bed, you sleep on it. What you sow is what you reap.

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