Spirit & Life Devotional
Friday, March 27
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
The Kind Of Leaders We Need
Deuteronomy 17:16-17 NKJV “But he shall not multiply horses for himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt to multiply horses, for the Lord has said to you, ‘You shall not return that way again.’ Neither shall he multiply wives for himself, lest his heart turn away; nor shall he greatly multiply silver and gold for himself.”
I understand that there’s a difference between Christian leadership and let’s say secular leadership. Nigeria is not a Christian country; there are quite a lot of Muslims and traditional worshippers here, there are also atheists in Nigeria. Even though I would be very pleased if we could always have Christian leaders, I understand that it can’t always be the case. So my expectations of leadership of the State are a bit different from those of the Church.
A large number of Nigerian leaders have been very greedy. Nigeria has been led by thieves. If only one past military head of state stole billions of Dollars that are still being recovered today, just imagine what they have all stolen combined! They’ve built universities, hotels, mansions and estates with monies they looted. We certainly can’t continue to accept and tolerate such kinds of leaders.
We need leaders who are contented with what they have! Contesting elections today is a do or die affair because it’s not really about service; it’s actually about money to be made, power and promoting specific devilish interests! What a shame. We need leaders with integrity! We don’t need leaders who tell us what we want to hear, but don’t intend to do what they’ve promised. We need leaders who truly understand the problems and already have the solutions! We need leaders who are compassionate, leaders who are truly concerned about the welfare of the people they lead, leaders who listen and leaders who have the fear of God in them.
It’s about 24 hours to the elections here in Nigeria: I encourage you to ask God to lead you on who to vote. Remember: there’s a way that seems right to a man but the end is destruction. We will not use our votes to destroy our country in Jesus name. Amen.