Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 363

Scripture Passage: 1 Samuel 9:3-6

A Bad Leader is a Quitter

Saul was seeking his father’s missing asses. He had travelled some distance without any finding them and was going to turn back just at the point where he would not only find the missing asses but a throne as king of Israel. The Bible says, “And the asses of Kish Saul’s father were lost. And Kish said to Saul his son, take now one of the servants with thee, and arise, go seek the asses. And he passed through mount Ephraim, and …..when they were come to the land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant that was with him, Come, and let us return……

The lesson here is this; A bad leader is a quitter. And these people usually quit just at the edge of a breakthrough. They do not have what it takes to persevere to the end. A person who quits does not have what it takes to lead first himself and then others. He will not be a successful leader. Saul was a quitter even before he became king of Israel. Interestingly, his lack of perseverance almost made him lose the throne even before it was his. He was close to finding the lost asses and becoming king of Israel when he made a decision to turn back. Fortunately, he had a wise servant who would not let him turn back without completing the assignment.

Prayer: Father, give me the grace not to quit.

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