Leadership & time management: Effectiveness for organisation’s vision – Part 3
This is a major problem with many ministers and children of God today, for most times, we fall for outsidersí advice and turn against our leaders. People with these traits can never be successful leaders.
Meanwhile, the failure of the leadership of Adam, in this perspective, was as a result of DISOBEDIENCE.
Consequences to Adam
(1) He lost Godís trust. (2) He became a man who must now work for future leadership and no longer on a platter of gold.
This came to pass, as he was driven from the Garden of Eden (3) He was unable to recover from that leadership failure, hence, he would no longer live forever, but must die, thereby creating eternal problems for his generations, yet unborn.
Also, when we fail in leadership, our children and people closer to us may have to strive before being considered by people for similar positions.
This is like planting evil seed behind for our children to reap. May this never be our portion in Jesus name.
The Leadership of Moses (Exodus – Deuteronomy)
As said earlier, before a leadership could be said to be successful, it must have achieved the organisationís vision.
Moses was a very good and effective leader, who was obedient to God and always followed His commandments. But though he started well, he could not finish the race.
Godís vision, which was made known to Moses, was to grant the people of Israel freedom from Egypt and for them to get to the Promised Land ñ Canaan.
They were to get to the Promised Land in days, but because they were unable to manage their time very well, (caused by some of them doubting God, when they went to spy in Canaan) the days became years and in the process, Moses in anger, acted differently from Godís instruction and was unable to end his leadership fruitfully.
This elongation of time became an albatross to Mosesí inability to have a successful end in his leadership.
Causes of Mosesí leadership failure:
(1) He was unable to select appropriately, those who would be like Joshua and Caleb, from the other 10 tribes before sending them to spy in Canaan.
As a spiritual leader, he ought to know that those who would function with him must equally be spiritually sound.
Therefore, anybody that is not yet properly tested in Christian faith should not be on the road to lead evangelism, for they might become the foundation of our losing the crown.
Thus, the Bible tells us not to hastily lay hands on people, so as not to share from their sins (1 Timothy 5:22).
Being Paper Presented By Baba Aladura, Elder (Dr.) Israel Akinadewo (Omoeri) Prelate, Prophet and Supreme Head, Motailatu Church Cherubim & Seraphim Worldwide/Secretary, Christian Association of Nigeria, Lagos State, at the Seminar organised by the Organisation of African Instituted Churches (OAIC), Alimosho Chapter of Lagos State On Monday, December 17, 2018.
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