The Sensitivity of the Leader

And Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation; and, behold, the plague was begun among the people: and he put on incense, and made an atonement for the people. And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.
Numbers 16:47‭-‬48 KJV

God had just finished speaking to Moses. He didn’t make any further statement, when Moses told Aaron to do something because the plaque had begun. You would probably like to ask: how did he know? Every serious leader has this premonition. Its the sense of knowing certain things without explanations. Sensitivity is the leaders capacity to respond to leadership needs and stimulation before discussions. It makes a leader look like Gods appointee. In this instance, Moses and Aaron had to switch from intercession to prophetic actions. In spite of their efforts, almost fifteen thousand died. What if Moses was not sensitive? What if Aaron was recalcitrant? Every leader must be sensitive to God, other people as well as the enemy’s attacks. Someone reports that, ” …super-high achievers are highly sensitive to others and are optimistic about the world and people around them. But, they’re also able to take negative feedback and learn from it. It’s a method achievers use to more effectively meet their goals.”. I think we can safely replace ” super high achievers” with sensitive leaders, and the sense would still be meaningful. Francesca Marinaro has written a work which explains why sensitive leaders are best leaders. Its a good read. How sensitive are you, to God and to men? Let’s ask God for help.

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