As a person in leadership, my job is not to contribute to a problem, but to diffuse it.
When we as leaders entertain the garbage of gossip, backbiting or slander, and indulge in character assassination or ministry destruction, we speak a message to the people that we are not trustworthy and we have no integrity or honor.
Nothing damages a leader’s reputation more than the words they speak or the actions they display.
There is a code of ethics that is involved in leadership, and one of them is no matter how angry, how upset, how much you think a person hates you, never under any circumstances are you to take the confidential conversations that you have had, where they revealed the issues, flaws or problems, and disclose those intimate conversations to the world to seek revenge against them.
God entrusted you to cover them and protect them from the harm the enemy wanted to do to them. For you to uncover their nakedness because you’re upset and angry, for vengeance or retaliation, just discredited you before everyone.
Private battles should remain private. Whatever personal issues you have with each other should be settled quietly with each other, or with a few trusted leaders who can help bring closure to the situation.
One of the things that I personally hate is discord among the people, and when leaders make their personal fights a public forum.
It shows a lack of integrity respect maturity and reverence for God and His Kingdom, when those who have been entrusted to lead, now cause others to bleed and hurt in emotional, mental and spiritual pain.
The damage that is done to the Kingdom of God is enormous, because it’s not only the Church that sees our foolishness, but the world.
There needs to be serious leadership classes, seminars and conferences to teach those in leadership the proper conduct, attitude and character that is necessary to be a true and effective leader.
It’s sad that the ones called to lead, are the ones setting the bad examples for the people to follow.
Remember people, that there is a law of sowing and reaping that is establish in God’s Kingdom. Know that what you do and say to others, can come back to you.
Think about if the shoe was on your foot, will you be able to deal with the things that you dish out?
As a leader, you should not have a spirit of evil, destruction, revenge or retaliation within you. Some of those in leadership are operating with spirits of offense, anger, hate, jealousy, rage and unforgiveness.
They are the ones with the vendetta mentality. Either they are always lashing out, or they always think people are trying to do something to them.
These leaders need to be healed in their emotions and spirit, if not, they will continue to destroy lives and cause chaos and confusion in the Body of Christ.
Those in leadership who encounter them, need to help them instead of adding to the problem by being in agreement with them.
When God judges the matters, remember you will be held accountable also, because you could have helped them but you didn’t.
If you want to get involved in a cause, then the greatest cause you can fight in, is restoring order, unity, love, trust, honor and dignity back in the Body of Christ.
I’m praying and fasting for all the discord to be diffused, that is going on all over the world among the believers!
It’s a global problem that now demands a solution, because there are too many being destroyed behind such foolishness.
We are losing good people because of stupid and immature behavior, and until we refuse to let it happen, we will never see unity and strength in the Body of Christ, and the world will not believe that God is love, if they don’t see love among us, as brethren.
Let’s bring a end to this behavior and start banding together and get these lost souls into the Kingdom!
People, time is drawing close to the coming of The LORD. Will we be ready when He comes?
Either we going to hear, “Well done My good and faithful servant!” or “Depart from Me, you worker of iniquity!”
The choice will be ours!
~ 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.