Every organization is distinctive and has its own story of progress. It is not always a walk in the park being a leader of any corporation. During difficult times it is the confidence of the leader that determine if the company will collapse, regain its status as soon as possible, and the time taken for the comeback. Bible knowledge is vital in giving hope where there seems to be no hope (Solecki, Pelling & Garschagen, 2017). Some of the challenges a leader is expected to face in the process are discussed below.
A leader will feel isolated by other members of the organization. When a leader comes with an idea to bring change to a team, many will be against this effort. The fear of a rebellion can make a leader change his or her mind. But those who trust in God don’t face such worries. Even if everyone is against you God will always be at your side. Therefore if it is God’s will that you will make it, only faith is required and all your goals will be a reality.
Change demands sacrifice; as a leader, you will have to forego a lot of privileges such as breaks, vacations and having annual leaves. As we see from Paul’s case, he lived a celibate life for the prosperity of the word of God. He was taken to prison in Rome but used that opportunity to spread the work of God (Acts 16:16-40). As Christians in leadership positions we should not be discouraged when we face rejection but what we need to do is having the faith of Paul in his ministry, and all will be okay at the end.
Be prepared to receive frequent personal problems from your subjects. Changes demand that nature of work will take a different direction, people will find difficulties copying up with this. They will bring numerous complaints to your desk some of which you cannot solve. The best step to take while in such a situation is to pray then discuss with your colleagues the way forward. Agreeing is an essential requirement for prosperity.
During the process of change, departments are affected differently. There are those who need an overhaul of all the operations whereas others only need to change one or two things. Failure of much-affected departments most of the time is blamed on you as a leader. You need to encourage such people that all is not lost. Setting targets is also essential for accountability purposes. Assigning duties to every member and explain to them what is expected of them is much necessary.
Trust challenges will always arise. You need to have more faith on your subjects. At this moment you need more to trust them. Hope is critical in such situations. As God encourages his followers to have faith you as well need to support your subjects to believe in you too. Once in a while, you can motivate them with incentives for better results.
As per the book of 2Timothy 7:17, “… and he will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom.” This is the hope every leader ought to have. There is a place prepared for you after all the tribulations. Leaders of both religious and civil groups face opposition, rejection, persecution, and all sorts of abuse (Solecki, Pelling & Garschagen, 2017). For a change to be realized you need to look beyond this problems and focus on the final price. “In God we trust” should be the motto for all the leaders.
Solecki, W., Pelling, M., & Garschagen, M. (2017). Transitions between risk management regimes in cities. Ecology And Society, 22(2). http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/es-09102-220238
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 2 Timothy 4:17 But the lord was by my side and gave me strength; … and I was taken out of the mouth of the lion.