The Sunday News
LEADERSHIP has been explained in over a million different ways by writers in the past and its true essence and corner stones interpreted by others in a million more ways. Outside the corporate world, one of the highest and most powerful levels of leadership is State governance.
Because of the power and influence surrounding the men and women who are political leaders of nations, regions and communities it is generally a really stiff subject to write on.
We will follow the events surrounding the life of an outstanding man chosen by God into this type of office. In the process point out some of the important phases he went through and the power of God put into action through him. Though some lessons may have been difficult, they surely played a part in who he matured to be.
From the onset of the life of Moses, we see clearly that he would never grow up to be an ordinary man. He grew up as a son of Pharaoh’s daughter because of the circumstances his parents found themselves in. Some may view this as a sad thing, but if he had not grown up under the care of Pharaoh how else would he have gained the knowledge to lead a nation.
In the house of Pharaoh he was schooled in politics, managing people, leadership and his character was moulded into that of a State leader.
From this we get that a leader should have knowledge of politics and how it works. He should know what to do and how to do it. When Moses was still young in politics he did something that clearly showed that he needed more experience before he could be president of Israel.
He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. 12 Glancing this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
Realistically he could not cripple a civilisation such as Egypt by killing individual shoulders and hiding them in the sand.
Pharaoh had thousands of them. This showed how small his political knowledge was. He was unschooled in the structure of the nation and what protocol or route to follow in order to shake Pharaoh. Every leader should understand his field completely.
As a businessman, understand industry leaders. Know how they work, know their strong points and most importantly know their weakness. Do not take shots at them based on your feelings towards one thing they did wrong. But calculate carefully, anticipate different outcomes and plan for all of them. Make sure your calculations are thorough because if you attack and fail, they will kill you and your business.
Now a priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came to draw water and fill the troughs to water their father’s flock. Some shepherds came along and drove them away, but Moses got up and came to their rescue and watered their flock.
A leader must fight for the weak under his influence. When you are a leader, you became a covering for the weak under you. As Moses exhibited, even small issues like feeding of flock caught his attention.
Most leaders are too drunk on their own success and neglect the small people around them. Moses came to the well because he was fleeing a state leader yet had time to deal with the shepherds tending to the sheep. In our churches, leaders tend to want to focus on the rich, on the influential and on those that can get things done, we tend to ignore the small people.
The poor, the needy and those that seem not to mean much to the ministry. This is very wrong and mega churches are not built by placing importance on a few and abandoning the other. Jesus himself says he will leave the 99 saved ones and go after the one, lost one. Care about all the people. They are all important in the house of God.
Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro, his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.
Always find something to do regardless of where you are. I know a lot of highly educated people that are waiting for the day when they become managing directors of companies.
In their wait, they are sitting at home doing nothing. This is not a good culture for someone that has aspirations of leadership. Find something for your hands to do. An idle mind is the devil’s workshop. Besides the devil and his madness, God always approaches people that are busy.
I don’t know anyone in the Bible or in this current age that God has approached while they were idle. I am aware you may be frustrated because you remember that money, time and effort you put in to get your education, but I assure you, sitting around and crying over things does not solve problems.
Instead wake up, do something. Market gardening, art, or another project. After all if you could get yourself an education, it means your mind works, use it to come up with ideas on what to do.
Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” 12 And God said, “I will be with you.
In most cases the assignments that God gives us seem like a mountain too high for us. Often even very confident people are suddenly his by an inferiority complex because the assignment seems way too big. One thing about God that is consent is that he makes no mistake.
So he knows what you are able to do and what you are not. He will never ask you to do something that you are unable to. Another thing about God is that he is always with you. He has said in his work, he will never leave you nor forsake you. So in all the storms and the madness of the world, understand that you are never alone and the Lord is mighty in his ways.
Be blessed. Facebook — Itai Chapunza