Archive | April 10, 2015

Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 101

Scripture Passage: Numbers 27:1-8
Anyone Can Lead
Zelophehad’s five daughters, Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah, stood before Moses and the entire congregation and demanded to be given an inheritance amongst men. They said, “Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family, because he hath no son? Give unto us therefore a possession among the brethren of our father.” They were women, they were fatherless and they were unmarried. They had no male to protect them but that did not stop them or intimidate them. Their father had not been an influential member of the congregation but that did not deter them. Their father lived and died in the crowd but they stood out of the crowd like true leaders.
The lesson here is this; leading has nothing to do with gender, age, or ethnicity. Leading has nothing to do with title, position or social status. It is not the sole preserve of a fortunate few. Anyone can lead.
Prayer: Father, give me the grace to lead.

Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 100

Scripture Passage: Numbers 27:1-8
Leaders are a Voice for the Voiceless
The five daughters of Zelophehad, Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah, were a voice for their late father who could no longer speak for himself. They told Moses, “Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in the company of them that gathered themselves together against the Lord in the company of Korah.” They cleared their father’s name. They made it plain he had not been a rebel. He was dead and could not speak to defend himself but they spoke for him.
The lesson here is this; leaders are a voice for the voiceless. Everyone needs to have their voice heard but unfortunately not everyone can make their voice heard. Leaders are not only a voice for the voiceless but leaders know how to make their voices heard. When leaders speak, people pay attention.
Prayer: Father, give me grace to be a voice to the millions of voiceless people in my generation.

Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 99

Scripture Passage: Numbers 27:1-8
Leaders Fight for Causes Bigger Than Themselves
The five daughters of Zelophehad, Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah, fought for a worthy cause. To ensure their father’s name was not wiped out from Israel because he had no son. They asked Moses, “Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family, because he hath no son? Give unto us therefore a possession among the brethren of our father.” They fought to retain their father’s name among his tribe and they were victorious.
The lesson here is this; leaders look past their needs to the needs of those around them. They seek to make the world a better place for everyone. Therefore, they are always involved in causes that are greater than themselves.
Prayer: Father, give me grace to fight for causes that are worthy and bigger than me.