The Price For Leadership by Pastor David Ibiyeomie
Topic: The Price For Leadership
Leadership is not about occupying a sit but about accomplishing a feat; it is making a bold achievement via the act of courage and great skill. Everyone in leadership attains to it; therefore do not expect it to be entrusted to you if you are not willing to pay the price. You can never become a leader without paying the price for it.
Leadership is not in the title you wear but in the values you add. It is not in the positions you occupy but in the outstanding contributions you make. Leadership is not about leading the people; it is about taking the lead in your given task.
Billy Graham of blessed memory became an outstanding leader in his field by taking the lead in his assignment. He did not swerve into politics but maintained his course and stood out in his field. The presidents of nations that had the opportunity to have a handshake with Billy Graham when he was alive, add it to their Resume that they had a handshake with him.
Leadership has nothing to do with colour or race; it has to do with accomplishment. So, the colour of a man is not his deterrent; his low accomplishment is what defines his low rating.
The good news is that you have a leadership heritage in Christ as a child of God because you are a beneficiary of the Abrahamic covenant.
Gen 17:4-5 -As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. 5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
Also, Jesus died to make you a beneficiary of the Abrahamic covenant. He was made a curse for you.
Gal.3:13-14 – Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
You belong to the Abrahamic seed and so by heritage, you are either a king or an institution. You are also redeemed you as a priest and king to reign on the earth.
Rev. 5:10 – And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
Therefore, by redemption, you have a leadership heritage. You are a salt of the earth and that makes you an asset to your world; not a liability. You are also the light of the world and that makes you a pace setter.
Knowing all these now, it is time to take up your leadership role and stand out in that area God has called you and impact your world as a leader you are.
God bless you
Pastor David Ibiyeomie is the presiding Pastor of Salvation Ministries – Home of Success; one of the fastest growing and spreading churches in the world. He pastors millions of worshippers spread across the globe with Headquarters presently located at Plot 17 Birabi Street, GRA Phase 1, Port Harcourt in Rivers State of Nigeria.