No one from the east or the west
or from the desert can exalt a man.
But it is God who judges:
He brings one down, he exalts another.
Throughout the Bible, God searches for leaders too.
“The LORD has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him leader of his people” (1 Samuel 13:14).
“Go up and down the streets of Jerusalem, look around and consider, search through her squares. If you can find one person who deals honestly and seeks truth, I will forgive this city” (Jeremiah 5:1).
Who Is a Leader?
No one is a leader unless someone is following. Therefore, leadership is the ability to mobilize others to accomplish a common goal. Successful leadership is vision combined with the resolve, courage, and endurance that it takes to accomplish the goal, to press the job until it is finished.
It has been said that there are three kinds of people in the world:
- Those who make things happen.
- Those who watch things happen.
- Those who wonder what’s happening.
Leaders are made from those who know what is happening and are not content to sit on the sidelines of life and watch others determine their affairs. They recognize opportunities and seize them with boldness. Leaders are the ones who make things happen.