Lead­ers are ap­pointed by God

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Ro­mans 13 vs 1 “Let ev­ery soul be sub­ject to the gov­ern­ing au­thor­i­ties. For there is no au­thor­ity ex­cept from God, and the au­thor­i­ties that ex­ist are ap­pointed by God.”

Have you ever won­dered how lead­ers come to the fore? In ev­ery area of our lives we are ei­ther led or there is some­one in au­thor­ity hov­er­ing over us? We are lit­er­ally sur­rounded by peo­ple who give us di­rec­tion or are sup­posed to give di­rec­tion.

Of­ten times when we sit around and com­pare notes, our lead­ers bear the brunt of our jokes and our dis­likes, we blame our fail­ures and missed op­por­tu­ni­ties on them. We are al­ways com­par­ing, pray­ing, wish­ing or plot­ting how they can be re­moved from their po­si­tions.

It could be your man­ager at work, or your su­per­vi­sor who you so wish was not there, we of­ten ask ourselves how they got to where they are. We ques­tion ev­ery de­ci­sion they make and are al­ways quick to op­pose it on the ba­sis that we know bet­ter and we could do bet­ter, if only our ideas could be taken and im­ple­mented. We are never short of ideas and so­lu­tions to ev­ery is­sue.

The most in­ter­est­ing thing is that in the midst of our cries and dis­ap­proval, have you ever won­dered how one per­son can emerge amongst a mil­lion peo­ple or a group and stand out and be­come a leader? Is this done through hu­man in­ter­ven­tion and in­ge­nu­ity, through some­one sit­ting and plot­ting?

The truth that we some­times want to run away from is that God ul­ti­mately ap­points the lead­ers. He chooses, anoints and places. As hard as it may be to com­pre­hend, that per­son who you to­tally dis­like and wish the worst of, has been placed there by a greater au­thor­ity than you and I can ever imag­ine.

Have you ever won­dered how the bib­li­cal lead­ers, both good and evil, ended up in of­fice? Did it hap­pen as a re­sult of their own means, through sheer con­quest or did God al­low it?

Many a char­ac­ter emerges through the bib­li­cal pages, they all served for vary­ing pe­ri­ods of time, oth­ers with lim­ited suc­cess, some with bois­ter­ous vic­tory, some throw­ing the na­tion into chaos through their ac­tions, nev­er­the­less they were cho­sen by God.

God in His wis­dom iden­ti­fies an in­di­vid­ual and al­lows them the hon­our of lead­ing. The ones who suc­ceed are the ones that keep their ears at­tuned to the will of God and re­main hum­ble, know­ing that their ap­point­ment is di­vine.

We may be hurt by the ac­tions of some, we may loath them, we may even want change, but for what God has cho­sen man does not have the means to dis­pose of. There­fore let us pray for our lead­ers, sup­port them and let the Lord give them in­sight to lead as per His will. Let’s pray that they al­ways seek Him be­cause He gives coun­sel and guid­ance to those He has cho­sen.

So the next time you meet that per­son you don’t quite like but who is in a lead­er­ship po­si­tion, en­cour­age him and pray that he con­tin­ues to be led by God. For He has seen ahead of us and He has de­cided that at this time, that par­tic­u­lar in­di­vid­ual will fur­ther His cause in a cer­tain man­ner.

Although the de­ci­sions they make may ap­pear ter­ri­ble or de­void of rea­son in our eyes, let us be­lieve that all things will work for good ac­cord­ing to God’s will. He will bring ev­ery­thing to­gether at the right time.

Be blessed.

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