The Leader’s Responsibility

And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none. And the Lord said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?
Exodus 16:27‭-‬28 KJV

Moses was a leader during crises. No, it was not war, but the crises of carrying several thousands of people across the wilderness while maintaining your sanity. The irony is that God holds every leader responsible for the attitude of his people no matter the season. Just imagine the confrontation of Moses and God over the people who went out to look for Mana on the seventh day. What would have been your reply? For some kinds of leaders, they would blame shift. After all, they are not the one’s involved. Some other kind of leaders would push it back to God: Have you seen me out any where today? Moses went back to the people and restated Gods commands. I like the way it ended in v30. The people rested on the seventh day. This was a major leadership challenge. How he handled the crises was going to determine his continued leadership. James Kouzes and Barry Posner pont out that there are certain identifiable behaviors that would make you succeed like Moses did. These are: modelling the way, inspiring a shared vision,challenging the process, enabling others to act and encouraging the heart. These form the core of their book: The Leadership Challenge. Whether you are leading a country, like Moses, or a team like Jesus, you must be willing to take responsibilities for their attitudes and actions.

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