Friday, 20 September 2019

LEADING WITH THE RIGHT SPIRIT


“For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God, not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre.” (Titus 1:7)

If you are a leader, when people see you, what do they leave with? Do they leave with the impression that it is Ayo Oritsejafor?

What spirit are they receiving from you? Peter had the responsibility to represent Jesus.

In fact, if any of the others had gotten it wrong, it was his duty to correct or rebuke them. If Peter said, “Shut up,” everybody would comply. Ironically, it was Peter who led them astray.

How many of our Branches have the spirit of Word of Life Bible Church? It is very important to know what spirit you are distributing as a leader, and what spirit church members are imbibing.

 Peter convinced grown up men to turn away from Jesus because Jesus had not appeared for about a year. Who are you following? Who is influencing you?

Every house has a vision. Word of Life Bible Church is no exception, and this vision should be felt at every level of the Church in all ways, if it is working right.

If I say, “Everybody in all the homes of members of Word of Life Bible Church should sit down by 2 o’clock,” and ask all our leaders to cascade the directive, it should be done just as I have said.

But if I say, “2 o’clock, sit down,” and you, a leader, says, “I forgot,” what are you doing? If members of the church come to you to ask, “Are we to sit down at 2 o’clock?” and you say, “It is left for you.

Live your life as you want” or “I don’t know; I am thinking about it.” You are leading the people astray. Peter led six men astray. This was why when you read towards the end of John chapter 21,

Jesus addressed no other disciple but Peter: “Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these?” (John 21:15).

Did He talk to the remaining six? No. He went straight to the ringleader.

Prayer/Confession: Lord, please give me grace to lead your people in the right direction. Help me not to be a castaway. Amen!

Words of Wisdom: We are all potential leaders in Christ.

Further Reading: Galatians 6:9, Matthew 20:26.
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