When one considers the economies of the world, great and small, what most lack is true leadership. If the economy of a nation prospers and its people prosper in all facets of their lives, it will be chalked down to true leadership: Someone has inspired such a society to live above itself; and it will certainly reap the rewards of such selflessness. Unfortunately, we live in a world where selfishness is the order of the day. This had bred arrogance, pride, lack of empathy, falsehood and so many vices in the leaders and those being led. The end result is economies rise and fall like pack of cards and policies and practices that humans frowned on some decades ago are seen as norm. No matter which way you cut it, the world is in dire need of true leadership that will inspire the people no matter the race, class or creed to live selflessly above and beyond itself. This will certainly give rise to sustainable economies and high social standards. As a child of God, God’s desire for us is for us to go out daily and make (lead) disciples for the Kingdom. It is not until we have a physical pulpit, we are rich, great orators, acquire all manner of degrees or certificates that we can lead people into the Kingdom. The Bible tells us that “The anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you don’t need anyone to teach you. Instead, His anointing teaches you about all things and is true and is not a lie; just as it has taught you, remain in Him” (1John 2:27). The anointing being talked about here is the Holy Spirit. If you have Him in you, then He will help you to function optimally in your gifting.
When Jesus Christ told His disciples and us to go make disciples of the nations, He didn’t say we should first read some books, be mentored first or go to a particular school. While all the above mentioned is very good, the most important ingredient to be a great and true leader (not just a good one) is to have the Holy Spirit within to teach and remind us how best to use our gifting for the glory of God and the building up of mankind. For instance, Moses was a great leader not because he was perfect, but he listened and carried out absolutely all the instructions of God. As a human, it got to a point where he felt heavily burdened and overwhelmed by his task; he even questioned, the provisions of God when the people came with a seemingly impossible request (Numbers 11:21-22). Looking back at his life, personally, I can’t stop wondering how he was able to remember all the intricate details and instructions. However, he was able to because his heart was totally turned to the Lord. For this singular reason, God said “Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s household…” (Hebrews 3:5a). Friend, the world is in dire need of great leaders; with all their programs and courses, such leaders are scarce if not non-existent: “For the creation eagerly waits with anticipation for God’s sons to be revealed” (Romans 8:19). It is time for us that carry and obey the anointing to allow God to teach us how to be great and selfless, not just for ourselves, but for our families, work places, communities, our nations and the world as a whole; because Jesus Christ is and is being proven to be the greatest Leader the world had ever seen. Thus, if the foregoing latter statement is true and we are His sons and daughters then we must function like Him “…because as He is, so are we in this world” (1John 4:17). The grace to be faithful and loyal to the Lord is released upon you to function as a selfless true leader in your position in Jesus Christ name. God bless you.