There are three elements of leadership that strong leaders possess. They are: serving, loving and honour. Every great leader loves to serve. Its serving that eventually puts them in front to lead. Another thing they do is the love of people. You can’t serve who you do not love. Great leaders love the people they serve. Its the love of the people that can make them endure hardness like true soldiers. The third and perhaps less discussed is honour. Honour is described as high esteem or great respect. It is the quality of knowing and doing what is morally right. Mac Hammond describes its biblical roots in these words, ” This word is associated with a sense of heaviness and weightiness. It’s similar to glory in one respect. And when you learn to give honor to people, you open them to your influence in remarkable ways”. The ways you open them to is described in Miriam Webster’s three pronged aspects of honour: 1.respect that is given to someone who is admired; 2. good reputation-good quality of character as judged by other people; and 3. high moral standards of behaviour. Those are the things that Moses released in a single laying of hands. Till today, that is how honour is transferred for church leaders….by laying on of hands. Lay hands on a new generation and transfer honour to them. You’ll be surprised what God will do with them.
And the Lord said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand upon him;…. And thou shalt put some of thine honour upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient. Numbers 27:18, 20 KJV