“Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. And let them judge the people at all times. Then it will be that every great matter they shall bring to you, but every small matter they shall judge. So it will be easier for you, for they will bear the burden with you.” –Exodus 18:21-22 (NKJV)
As we read in this text, Israel is going through a massive transition. The first three month period of freedom was packed full with God showing His power to them repeatedly. Not only did He divide the Red Sea for them, but He provided water for them to drink from a rock. Manna fell from the sky for them to eat, and bitter water was purified when they cast a tree into it. Miracles were happening all around this massive body of people as they traveled through the wilderness. God wanted to teach His people, His Ways. He appointed one man, Moses, to educate, train and intercede for these people as he led them through the hazardous terrain.
When placed in situations that are new and unique from what we’ve ever experienced before, there tends to be a lot of questions. Millions of individuals left Egypt with Moses. Everyone had lots of problems. Moses was single-handedly dealing with all of the issues that were confronting Israel; he was the go-to-guy for everything. Moses would spend all day answering these questions, all the while wearing himself out. Jethro advised Moses to share some of his responsibilities with trusted people. Moses would, however, continue to represent the people before God—he would continue to teach them Godly principles and show them how to live righteously.
Kingdom leaders, whether ecclesiastical or entrepreneurial, must apply this principle in some form to avoid burnout and to remain edgy and focused on God and the vision for their business or ministry.
A wise leader is strategic and will empower others to execute the plan through casting vision and overseeing the process. As a leader in the Kingdom, You and I have a responsibility to train, equip, and mentor others into their God-given destiny by teaching Biblical business principles that will bring forth maturation in spirit, soul, and body.
- Reverential fear of the Lord is the number one requirement in a person’s life. We must remain humbly submitted to God.
- We must be loyally submitted to leadership, devoted worshippers and lovers of God, servant leaders, as well as, men and women of righteousness and lovers of truth.
- Successful leaders must be tenacious in prayer and reading the Word which is a rich resource for revelation and wisdom from God. It provides answers to everyday problems.
- Moreover, great leaders are gracious benevolent givers.
- Responsible leaders bear the weight and uphold the vision of senior leadership.
- And lastly, those in leadership must be relational. We must cherish each relationship we have. Relationships with our people, our customers, those we serve must have a more significant place and a higher value than seeing the vision fulfilled.
Utilizing these principles in your business or ministry will promote growth in your organization strengthen your teams, broaden your organization’s effectiveness, bring peace to those you oversee, and ultimately fulfill your God-given vision. You will see your business o