Your daily devotional by Dag Heward- Mills (6th March, 2016)

Posted: March 6, 2016 in Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Leadership, Quiet Time, Religion, Worship
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March 06, 2016

UNREALISTIC LEADERS

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Matthew 25:1-13

And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
Matthew 25:2
 
In this Scripture, “wise” is from the Greek word phronimos which means: practically wise, sensible, shrewd and prudent. Those who were not practical and sensible did not make it to the wedding supper. Similarly, those who are not practical and sensible will not make it in this life. Children cannot practically fix things, arrange things, pack and organize things. It usually has to be done for them.

When a child leader is working he only thinks of getting money from somebody somewhere. When he has a problem he says, “It’s a lack of resources. Please give me some of what you have.” The worst kind of leader is the one who feels that all his problems will be solved by receiving money.

Most African states have demonstrated that they cannot find practical solutions to the real problems of their people. Just as a parent is the only solution to many children’s problems, the white man and his money are often the only solution that the black man thinks about. A child is theoretical so his leadership style is characterized by the lack of a practical and realistic approach to everything.

Leaders without a practical and realistic approach are abstract, detached and idealistic. Most things are impossible to them. Numerous meetings and diverse speculations about viability and feasibility of projects characterize these leaders who get nothing done. Woe to a country or a church that has a theoretician as its leader.

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