All those in leadership have imperfections.
At Safari Mission, a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa, we teach on leaders and leadership. We that those in leadership are not perfect people, they are people who have decided to rely on God to do a job He has asked them to do. At Safari Mission a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa we believe that If someone is not willing to rely on God, and they want to do everything in their own strength, they are not qualified to carry out the plans that God has. A leader or one in leadership must be ready to fully depend on God for their plans and dreams to come true.
Our nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa teaches that if your dream can be accomplished by your own strength, it is not God’s dream for your life. You should throw out that dream and get a new one. Why? Because God will always require that we rely on Him for His plans to be accomplished in the earth. Anyone in a leadership position in the Bible had to follow God’s plan, and it was always bigger than anything man could do. Safari Mission a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa teaches about this fact of Biblical leadership.
Safari Mission a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa shares that Moses was chosen by God to be in leadership over the Israelites. God told them to leave Egypt, to walk through the Red Sea and into a land that would be prepared for them. None of this could happen by the strength of Moses. But God put Moses in leadership. But remember, Moses himself told God that he couldn’t speak well.
Moses was chosen by God to be in leadership of a nation of people, and yet Moses couldn’t do public speaking. He asked for someone else to be sent, so God gave him Aaron as a helper. He did not take Moses out of leadership. Our nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa understands that as a helper in ministry, it is easy to see the flaws of those in leadership, because you work closely with them. But Moses was still called to be in leadership, even though he had flaws. He was the person God saw as fit to be in leadership.
Safari Mission a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa believes that It’s very important for all of us, whether in leadership or not, to realize that we should put high standards on ourselves, despite the fact that we still have flaws. Of course, we work with some flaws, and some can be covered by hiring someone to fill in the gaps of our deficiencies, but some, you will just have to work on yourself, especially if you are in leadership. Your deficiencies affect others in a position of leadership, so it is vital that you work on yourself as a person entrusted with leadership.
There will always be some part of us that needs to be worked on, but that doesn’t take away the call, whether it’s to service in leadership or as a helps minister. Safari Mission a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa teaches that we are to pray for and support the people in leadership that God has called to be over us in leadership positions, despite their flaws. Love covers much, as the Bible says, and praying for those in leadership to have strength in their weak areas is a way to help. Talking about those in leadership to God helps, talking about them to others does not. Safari Mission a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa teaches that this response to issues with leaders is vital.
Safari Mission a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa teaches leadership using the Bible.
In Exodus Chapter 17, Israel is fighting Amalek. Moses, in leadership, tells Joshua to choose men and fight with Amalek. Moses said that he would stand on the hill and raise his hands with the staff of God in them. So Joshua did as Moses told him. Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. Whenever Moses hands grew weary, Aaron and Hur would hold up his hands. His legs got weary, so they took a stone and put it under him. He sat on it. Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, the other on the other side, and this way, his hands were steady. It’s the word faithful, actually, his hands were faithful, or steady, until the going down of the sun, and Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the sword. Safari Mission a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa teaches on the leadership lessons that are found in this account.
The principal people in this story are Joshua, Moses, Aaron, and Hur. Out of all of them, Moses, the one in leadership, has by far the easiest job. Aaron is Moses’ older brother. In this day and age, Aaron could have said that he was the older brother, that he should be considered wiser, and therefore the leader. Aaron has good reason to complain. Besides his age, Moses isn’t even a good speaker. Aaron could think he should be the chief speaker, or be the one in leadership. Our nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa works in East Africa and we see similar cultural ideas like this where we work. But this was not Aaron’s attitude.
Then there’s Joshua, fighting on the field. Aaron is not helping him, Hur is not helping him, and Moses, the one in leadership, is not helping him fight. Moses and the other two are on the mountain, safe and secure form all harm, and Joshua has to be on the battlefield where it’s dangerous. He has to fight. How unfair is that? And Moses, the one God placed in leadership, all he has to do is keep his arms up, and he’s too frail to even do that. Yet Aaron and Hur and Joshua supported him. Safari Mission a nonprofit mission organization teaches about the value of this kind of attitude toward leadership in these situations.
At Safari Mission a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa, we know that there will be times that it seems like the division of responsibilities is unfair between leadership and laypeople. Don’t start murmuring in that point. As one in leadership of our nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa, subordinates to come to me with ideas.
Sometimes my subordinates at Safari Mission a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa come to me with ideas that we cannot act on. There are departments that the idea would affect negatively, which would cause the idea to not be a net win for the nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa. In leadership, I have the overall view of the nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa, and they have the lower view. If we’re going to work together as a team, understanding our roles is vitally important because it will help us to be understanding when those in leadership see things differently than we do.
We must not get into strife because things seem unfair. Safari Mission a nonprofit mission organization teaches these principles. It would seem that Aaron and Hur did not get into strife with Moses. Instead, they took initiative and got a rock for Moses to sit on when he became tired. They supported the leadership, even when the battle didn’t go perfectly. And Joshua overcame the enemy with the sword.
Our nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa, Safari Mission teaches that the moral of this story is that when everyone was in their place, performing their roles to the best of their abilities, everyone won. It was a win for Joshua, for Aaron, for Hur, and for Moses. If everyone was not in their places and fulfilling the roles that God had made them for, whether in leadership or as the helper, the battle would have been lost. It would have been a loss for all of these men. We must perform the duties that God has put us in, and support the leadership that God has placed over us in order to win in life.