Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo;
Friday, October 4, 2019;
TAKE UP SOME LEADERSHIP ;
(Greatness Lies In Your Ability To See And Respond)
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome;
TO THE BIBLE
“Isaiah 55:4 GNB “I made him a leader and commander of nations, and through him I showed them my power.”.”
◀️ LET’S TALK
Leadership is all about taking responsibility. Simply put, responsibility means ability to respond. “Ability” in this context doesn’t refer to energy, but to authority or the willingness to respond. Here’s a very simple example: You come into your classroom, and you notice that the projector screen for the lecturer’s use, that ought to be hanging straight on the wall, has drooped down a little. That should immediately get your attention and make you take the necessary action to reposition it rightly. That’s showing responsibility.
If you walk away, ignoring the dissonance, it means you didn’t show responsibility. It’s like coming into your Church where you’re supposed to have a meeting, and all the chairs, instead of being arranged, are scattered; don’t ignore them. Go ahead and arrange them rightly. That’s taking responsibility. By so doing, you’re bringing a vital success ingredient into your character. Someone else might say, “But I didn’t notice that the chairs were not arranged; that’s why I didn’t do anything.” Now, that’s the real trouble. That’s why it’s called “response-ability”; the ability to see and act.
Some people don’t see, therefore, they don’t act. That’s the meaning of “irresponsibility”; the inability to see and respond. Taking responsibility means seeing what needs to be done and responding accordingly. This is a fundamental principle of success. Success, victory, and prosperity belong to those who recognise a human need, and reach out to meet that need. Learn to take responsibility. To become mature is to become responsible; it’s to volunteer to get the job done! This is what distinguishes you as a leader.
A leader is one who has the ability to respond, because leadership is the assumption of responsibility of guidance, control, directing, following the burden of higher intelligence, superior knowledge or information. Leadership doesn’t mean bossing others around; it’s taking responsibility; being in service to God and others in your society.
James 4:17 MSG; Matthew 20:26-27
Blessed heavenly Father, I thank you for opening my eyes to see and respond to the opportunities of service around me. I’m positioned for success and greatness as I recognise the human needs around me, and reach out to meet those needs, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Philippians 2:19-3:1-11, Isaiah 38-39
Philemon 1:1-9, Jeremiah 52
Look around your neighbourhood; of what help can you be to others within your vicinity? Write your thoughts below and act on them.