This Is Something I Need to Share With Leaders
So often we encounter individuals who proclaim they are with you in the work you are called to do, but when things don’t go their way, or they can’t control you, they turn on you like a rattlesnake.
A few things I have encountered as I have walked as a leader I want to share, as I’m sitting here on my couch listening to the Voice of God.
As a leader and mentor I have found that the hardest people to teach train or correct are those who feel like they are anointed to take correction.
The spirit of Leviathan has caused many to miss the move of God, because when God sends them help, they are to busy trying to prove they don’t need any.
One thing I am finding to be true, is that people are not looking to connect to the anointing or mandate on your life. They are instead looking for a buddy a friend, somebody whom they can hang out with, not somebody who can impart into their lives and help them get to their destiny.
When you have several different voices speaking into your ear at the same time, there will be signs of instability, insecurity, confusion and chaos.
I don’t do competition, as there are too many persons faithful and willing and eager to receive what God has placed within me and life in ministry has taught me.
I find it very hard and frustrating to Pastor or Mentor a person who:
- Argues with me every time i try to give them good sound advice.
They challenge your authority in everything.
These persons come to start a revolution against you.
- So anointed that no matter what you say, God is always telling them something different from what you are hearing.
These persons were only looking for a platform and a opportunity.
- Try to emotionally manipulate you with the ‘you hurt me’ game.
Use there emotions to secretly subdue your authority to make you look weak.
- Always running here there and everywhere to get a Word.
They come to discredit your credibility as a leader, by making people think that you don’t know the Voice of God.
- Always looking for a way to blame you for something, so they can disconnect.
They come to make the congregation question your sincerity for souls and ability to handle Kingdom business.
- Always discussing me with other leaders, trying to get them to prophesy something hoping it will be bad about me.
They come to find some kind of character flaw to get people to question your walk with God.
- Always pointing out the flaws of others, without including themselves.
They come to dismantle your support system to create a breach so you can become vulnerable and dependent upon them.
- Always comparing me to their former leader.
These are persons who just came to your ministry because they upset with their former leader.
They are trying to use you to get the former leader’s attention, or trying to make you a clone of them.
These are just a few things but there is so much more I could say.
Sometimes as a leader, I want to get some of these people who say they are so gifted, anointed and called and put them in a Holy Ghost time-out, over in a corner somewhere.
All this throwing temper tantrums, pouting and threatening, these persons are doing in this hour.
Not all leaders are greedy, prideful or lustful. Contrary to popular opinion, there are some great and awesome leaders who are excellent in character, integrity and love!
Some of these people, all they need is a altar and some humility, so that they can stop thinking that all God wants is their gift.
Being a leader requires so much more than the ability to do works!
~ Apostle Barbara R. Thomas
Apostle Barbara R. Thomas is founder of I Come to Heal Ministries, A Woman’s touch Ministry, The Next Dimension Global Outreach Ministries and Spoken Word School of Ministry and is on a mission, traveling the world, proclaiming the Gospel, for souls to be won to the Kingdom of God. She has life mandate to help bring others to their divine purpose.