While pastoring on campus, there was this demon possessed lady who would come visit the fellowship at intervals. I knew by revelation who she was. When she was later delivered, she confessed that she always come around to check the level of fire in the fellowship and to see if she could operate, but she could not gain access.

Friend, leadership is not just a title, it is work. It is a call to action and performance. There is no place for figurehead leader; you are either leading or just occupying space and wasting time. God is intentional about placing people in leadership; it is to ensure that things work. It is to be an extension of His authority and influence on earth (Genesis 1:26-28, Psalms 115:16).

Whether in the family, Church, nation or any organization, when leaders don’t lead, there would be crises. The first man failed because of lack of leadership; the devil only exploited that leadership gap (Genesis 3:1-9). Being a leader does not automatically translate to providing the right leadership.
There are so many “leaders” out there with little or no leadership.

“For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock” (Acts 20:29). When leaders don’t lead, the enemy takes charge. The presence of Apostle Paul among those folks put the enemy at bay. We must not give place to the devil to operate around our sphere (2 Corinthians 2:11, Ephesians 4:27). The enemy is crusading families today because lack of leading husbands and fathers (Genesis 3:9).

“For this cause left I you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are wanting…” (Titus 1:5). When leaders don’t lead, there is disorder. The job of elders is to bring order. Order is a necessary requirement for blessings and progress (1 Corinthians 14:40). God operates in an atmosphere of order, the devil thrives in disorder (Genesis 1:2). Without the right leadership, people live anyhow (Proverbs 29:18, Matthew 9:36).

The difference between 3rd world nations and undeveloped nations is simply leadership. When leaders don’t lead, things do not work. Mediocrity replaces excellence. The right leadership provides enabling environment, harnesses potentials and mobilizes them for maximum productivity (Proverbs 22:6, 2 Timothy 1:6-7). There are lots of trapped potentials in our world today waiting for the right leadership. We need leading leaders!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria