Perhaps no one should be allowed to lead, until they have led their family effectively first. That would be too much of a generalization because we’ve known some great leaders with little or no families at all. Leadership is a thrust upon the shoulders of the faithful. Here we have over three million people crying to Moses because they had no drink for three days. We suppose he too had no taste of water, but that is a secondary affair because he was the leader. Every great leader should be able to relate here. Here is Carey Nieuwhof: ” The pressures of leadership, my own personal issues and life itself weigh on my mood, my energy and attitude. But the bottom line is that your attitude matters more than you think it does and if you don’t manage it, it can damage your team, your community and your mission”. Nieuwhof is a contemporary church leader, and was probably not thinking of an ancient Israeli leader. John Maxwell says, ” Attitude is everything”. It is possible to be very gifted but your attitude will get you into trouble. Dan Reiland says, ”Your attitude defines your leadership”. The irony is that leadership has no time to tune your attitude before you lead. In the word of Luther,when the supply fails, our faith is soon gone”. Every leader should prepare for that. So they murmured. Now that is against Spiritual Protocol. Philip.2:14-16. Keep a date tomorrow.
And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? Exodus 15:23-24 KJV