Today's Devotion (Wednesday)

Don’t Frustrate Your Leader

2 KINGS 12:1-7

Key Verse:

"But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house" (2 Kings 12:6).

Most times, leaders have wonderful agenda for their people. They come up with the sincere desire to make meaningful impact on the society. But a lot of times, we find them failing. A good look at this will show that the failures of these leaders are not mostly due to their weakness or unwillingness to perform; but the failures of their subordinates who deliberately fail to discharge the duties assigned them. King Jehoash saw the need to repair the house of God, made arrangements on how to raise funds and instructed the priests to carry out the repairs. But the priests failed to carry out the instructions. Leadership is a collective responsibility. The success of the good plans of the leader does not only depend on him, but also on all his subordinates and the entire citizens. We all have our roles to play in the success of our leaders, be it in the homes, churches or the society at large. We must see that we play our assigned roles well enough to bring about the success of our collective goals. It is bad leadership when leaders assign duties but fail to check up on this. This negligence can result in the failure of the leaders. Whatever leadership privilege we have, we must ensure we don’t assign duties and totally abdicate our roles. Ultimately, we take responsibilities for whatever happens under us. But we must know that the success of a leader is not all up to him; we should play our part well and see that we do not frustrate him by our own negligence. Whether we are leaders or followers, we should demonstrate diligence, faithfulness and accountability in all that we do.

Thought for the day: An evidence of sonship in Christ is the possession of the servant attitude.

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