Archive | May 21, 2015

Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 141

Scripture Passage: Judges 11:1-11
People Seek Leaders with Answers to their Problems
Jephthah was a mighty man of valour but his brothers drove him away for being the son of a harlot. However, when the children of Ammon made war with Israel, the elders of Gilead went to Tob to fetch Jephthah to be their head. They made him leader because he had the answer and was the answer to their problem; a mighty man of valour and war strategist who would lead them to victory against Ammon.
The lesson here is this; people seek leaders with answers to their problems. Everyone has problems, individually and collectively. And when people decide to follow a man or woman, it is usually because they see in them an answer to their problem, a solution to whatever crisis they may be faced with. Therefore, leaders must be able to proffer solutions to the problems that face those they lead. Like it or not, leaders are solution providers.
Prayer: Father, make me a solution provider.