Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (9th February, 2016)

Posted: February 9, 2016 in Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Quiet Time, Religion, Training, Words Of Wisdom, Worship
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February 09, 2016

MINDSET

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: 2 Kings 24:6-16

Dear brothers and sisters, don’t be childish in your understanding of these things … but be mature and wise in understanding matters of this kind.

1 Corinthians 14:20 (NLT)

 

When a person is in leadership and has the mind of a child he does not understand anything that is a little complex. You must study leadership, understand leadership, and practise appropriate principles of leadership otherwise you may lead people with the mind of a child.

Richer nations like the USA and Australia absolutely rejected the idea of freely trading with England at the expense of not developing their own industries. They understood the complex nature of simply opening their borders to cheap imports.

Leaders of poor countries have swallowed the concepts of globalization and free trade with their negative implications of de-industrialization, de-agriculturalization and de-population of cities. Industries and farms have been wiped out in nations which wholeheartedly accepted these policies without understanding the complex implications they would have on the rest of the nation.

These complexities are not obvious to leaders who are like children. The fact that someone who sells iPads and iPhones and iPods will always be at an advantage over someone who sells oranges and cocoa, is not easily understood by leaders who announce that their emphasis will be on agriculture.

It is obvious when an unlearned person is at the helm of affairs. Such people do not read nor do they understand the implications of things they are saying and doing.

Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

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