Posted by Daniel on 25 October 2022 at 10:41 am

    </div><div> *SECRETS OF EFFECTIVE LEADERS*</div><div>
    </div><div>_It us advisable you read the text_</div><div>
    </div><div>📜TEXT:NUMBERS 27:1-8📜</div><div>
    </div><div>Numbers 27:1-8 (KJV) </div><div>1.Then came the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph: and these are the names of his daughters; Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah.</div><div>2. And they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,</div><div>3. Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in the company of them that gathered themselves together against the LORD in the company of Korah; but died in his own sin, and had no sons.</div><div>4. Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family, because he hath no son? Give unto us therefore a possession among the brethren of our father.</div><div>5. And Moses brought their cause before the LORD.</div><div>6. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,</div><div>7. The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: thou shalt surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father’s brethren; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them.</div><div>8. And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter.</div><div>
    </div><div>🔑📖KEY VERSE: _*”And Moses brought their cause before the LORD” (NUMBERS 27:5).*_</div><div>
    </div><div>Successful leadership requires much more than occupying a position or bearing a title. It entails having an understanding of one’s limitations and weaknesses and knowing how to leverage on the strength and support of others, whether they are one’s superiors or juniors.</div><div>
    </div><div>Our text revealed the sensitive and unusual request made to Moses the servant of God by the five daughters of Zelophehad, a man of the tribe of Manasseh. These ladies wanted Moses to allot them land (an inheritance) among their father’s brothers since their late father had no son. This, they maintained, was to ensure that their father’s name and possession was not lost among his brethren. Because Moses had not handled that kind of issue before, he assured the young women that he would bring their matter before God. God told him that the daughters of Zelophehad were right and he should allocate them land among their father’s brothers.</div><div>
    </div><div>Leaders must learn to be willing to admit it when they do not have immediate answers to the questions or enquiries of the people. It does not diminish their person or honour when they do so. Rather, it further earns them the respect of their followers and endears them to their hearts the more. Honesty and sincerity are of great importance in leadership. When leaders make mistakes in judgement and decisions, they should be willing to admit it. After all, leaders are humans too.</div><div>
    </div><div>It is however important that leaders be willing to pay the price of diligently finding out what they do not know from God through prayers and proper study. This will save the leader from giving a wrong judgement or counsel.</div><div>
    </div><div>✍🏽THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: _*Humility makes our leadership style superb.*_</div><div>
    </div><div>📜THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:*PROVERBS 7-8*📜</div><div>
    </div><div>*Traits of a godly leader*</div><div>
    </div><div>*1. Availability*</div><div>Moses had a lot of things demanding his attention including the need for prayers, being a prayer warrior, yet he was available to people who needed his attention, vv1,2.</div><div>*2. Accessibility*</div><div>One can be available without being accessible to common people. He was accessible to common people, vv1,2.</div><div>*3. Associability*</div><div>Moses was not a lone ranger who saw himself as above all. He listened to complaints, worked and made decisions alongside other workers, v2.</div><div>*4. Antidiscrimination*</div><div>The Jews, by culture, discriminated against the female gender. We could see that Moses was fair to all without partiality or gender biases, v5. A true godly leader abhors all forms of discrimination.</div><div>*5. Attentiveness*</div><div>The leaders listened attentively to the complaints of those ladies and acted dispassionately, vv3,5. A good leader is never “Mr. know all”. Also note that Moses could hear from God clearly and with rapt attention, v6,7. As spiritual leaders, hearing from God should be the norm.</div><div>*6. Accountability*</div><div>A leader is both accountable to people s/he is leading and to God. They asked Moses “Why?”. Some leaders hate being questioned, v4.</div><div>*7. Acceptance*</div><div>Moses accepted the will of God as final as it was given without modifying or debating it. This is how you know a godly leader.</div><div>*8. Advancement*</div><div>Moses was more spiritually advanced than all other Israelites. God preferred speaking to him above.</div><div>
    </div><div>*Question*</div><div>a. Do you have all the traits of a leader above?</div><div>b. What other traits of leadership can you observe from the test?</div><div>
    </div><div>*Prayer points*</div><div>Ask God to promote and use you as a leader in the household of faith and in the secular more than ever before🙏</div><div>Ask God to teach and enlighten you on how to be a growing and effective leader🙏</div><div>Ask God for traits of leadership that are lacking or not sufficient in your life🙏</div><div>Pray for your leaders to have more grace and understanding for better effectiveness🙏</div><div>
    </div><div>*HYMN* Oh To Be Like Thee</div>

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    Oh Jesus