The General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor Williams Kumuyi has called for courageous and tenacious leaders at all levels and endeavours.
He added that people are in dire need of leaders who would be steadfast at all times, not strong today, weak and confused tomorrow.
Speaking during Ministers/Professionals conference via satellite with the theme, the preacher said, ”a leader who knows the right thing but lacks courage could succumb to doing the wrong thing by pressure from people surrounding him.
Drawing his message from Joshua 1:1-2, Pastor Kumuyi encouraged leaders to borrow a leaf from Moses and Joshua’s performances in their different assignments and not be like Aaron who succumbed to pressure and raised an altar to a strange god when the people were about to stone him, even though he knew it was against the will of God.
His words, “every leader needs courage, not the wavering type that makes him oscillate between courage and nowhere.
“Courage every time with tenacity, in every situation, with the spirit of God abiding within you. You have gathered enough experience but some new things will happen that you have never seen before. Courage in leadership in things past, present and in future.
“You must be steadfast at all times, not strong today, weak and confused tomorrow. The road is always clear for the steadfast. Moses told Joshua in the presence of the people to be courageous. He knew what it meant to lead the mixed multitude. This was what Aaron lacked when in Moses’ absence, he succumbed to the people and raised an altar to a strange god for them when they were about to stone him. He knew the right but did the wrong because of a lack of courage.
“Whatever happens, familiar or otherwise, a courageous leader stands his ground. He must be strong in the heart, spirit, in the inner man, courage in the inner man, soul and spirit.”