As I was pondering over what to write on this week. I remembered a story in the book of judges 9:8-15.Which I think I need to share with my readers. It is a great message on Leadership, Values and service.
It was only the Bramble tree that had a different response out of all the tress that was approached, he decided to take up the position of the king, with the condition that he has to be served by all and whosoever refuses to serve him will be dealt with accordingly.
The olive, fig and Olive trees had the following in common:
A, They were already adding value to God and man.
B, They exhibited leadership qualities.
C, They were proffering services especially in their area of call.
D, They were meeting needs.
A, The bramble tree wasn’t adding any value to God and man. (The bramble is a thorny short plant that only produce fire to terrify and consume other trees).
B, The bramble tree wanted every other tree to subject to his authority, He was a dictator and a ruler and not a leader
C, The bramble tree wanted other trees to come under him, as such limiting their abilities to his own abilities.
I believe you can learn a great lesson from this story about Leadership and service. The bramble attitude is a typical example of what goes on in our nation and in the Africa continent. We define leadership with Position and Title as against Service and Value adding. We believe that it is until when we are given a title or position that we can lead appropriately, whereas the essence of leadership is service which the Vine, Fig and Olive trees all exhibited.
Remember leadership is about adding values and meeting needs through creative and productive thinking. Are you providing any services? Are you meeting any need? Are you solving any problem? If yes, then you are already a leader in your field. Very soon, you will find yourself in a Leadership Position. SEE U AT THE TOP.
THANK YOU FOR READING.Your comments are welcomed.
COMING SOON –“THE TRUTH SERIES COLUMN IN THE NEWSPAPER” WATCHOUT
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