Do you see as a code or a nutshell that needs to be cracked?
I know as a young person, you tend to think that leadership is an exclusive reserve for a few who are privileged.
I was like that too, until I began to realize how God made all of us, including you my friend, with leadership tendencies; to lead, to rule, to dominate, and be productive in whatever sphere of life we find ourselves.
What I find interesting is that God then puts us together in groups, communities, and societies to exercise those leadership abilities we already have in different ways.
In these next few paragraphs, I want to help you understand the main core of leadership as it relates to you as a young person and especially as a Christian. I want to help you crack 2 fogged leadership codes you may have carried till now.
- By natural make-up, you were wired for leadership.
If you ever read in your Bible that “God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them have dominion, rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
You will notice that natural man (whether in church or not) has a drive for dominion, greatness and significance.
In fact that verse wasn’t written for a Christian. It was for every guy, every girl, whether born again or not.
Why did I have to say that? That is because at creation, the seed of leadership was planted in man by God himself when he said “Have dominion and rule over.”
Many people today don’t know they are leaders because they have never been taught what leadership is, or who a leader is so they think they must have titles and offices to be a leader.
That is a misconception. And it is good you discard that now that you are young.
- Leadership becomes activated and actualized in you by redemption.
Redemption is your being bought back from losing your natural capacity to be in dominion.
“For if, by the trespass of the one man [Adam], death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.”
The nature of the born again person has been changed from that of sin to righteousness, so he is through Jesus Christ meant to reign in life.
At salvation, leadership is actualized in man. It is no longer a seed, but a reality.
Every single person redeemed by the blood of Jesus is to serve God by exercising his individual leadership potentials.
You do not necessarily need to occupy a position, or be constrained to a place to lead.
You are meant to reign, lead, anywhere, everywhere in life, as long as there is life –natural life, not even eternal life. The word ‘life’ here means lifetime or life in the absolute.
This means every young man and woman has both the natural and supernatural capacity to lead.
As Rhabbi Samuel M. Silver said,
“The greatest of all miracles is that we need not be tomorrow what we are today, but we can improve if we make use of the potential implanted in us by God.”
With these points at the forefront of your mind, you should realise that the tasks and responsibilities God has given to you is simply for your leadership potentials to be properly deployed.
You did not get saved to waste. You were saved because there is a good work that has your name as the ‘doer’, and do you must.
God created the earth and all living things and subjected them to your leadership because only you of all of his creation has his nature – the nature of leadership.
You were BORN to LEAD!
Now over to you: What’s keeping you from being the leader you were born to be? What are the seeming challenges you face when trying to exhibit those leadership tendencies? Leave your answer for me in the comments and let’s discuss it.