Some time ago, I was narrating something that happened in a video skit to Irewamiri, and I hissed in between my talk. Olive was somewhere near, and she said, “Daddy, did you hiss?” I had to apologize to her for hissing. 

Why did she ask? For a while, my beloved almost-three-year-old (as of then) would express displeasure by hissing. We fought a long battle before she stopped. She then wondered why I was doing the same thing I asked her to stop. 

Leadership would always be by example and not just words. Action speaks louder than words. A man whose thoughts, words and actions align with the word of the Lord is an example of a man of character. 

Also, are you willing to take suggestions but much more corrections from those not in your “class”? Will you be humble enough to heed their counsel and turn back when you are wrong? 

Naaman had publicly stated that he would not heed Elisha’s counsel to wash in the Jordan River. But his servants approached him to counsel him.

And his servants came near and spoke to him, and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do something great, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash and be clean’?” 

II Kings 5:13 NKJV 

Heeding the voice of his servants was the beginning of Naaman’s turnaround: 

So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. 

II Kings 5:14 NKJV 

Humility will always lead to miracles. In most miracles, you will find the ingredient of humility. There will always be instructions that must be obeyed. If you are too big to follow instructions, you will be too big to enjoy the miraculous.  

The humble will always access grace. When the devil wants to keep a man in the same spot, his most effective trap is pride laced with a bad attitude. 

Naaman listened to his servants, and leprosy became history. Saul needed the counsel of his servant and his “financial support” to meet Samuel the Prophet; eventually, that was the pathway to kingship. 

If you habitually take people for granted because they are not in your class, you will soon discover that you will end up lower than those you despise today. 

When it is obvious that you are wrong, be humble enough to apologize and make corrections. Do not explain it away. Do not use boldface. God will be shaping you for more incredible things. 

temilOluwa Ola, Eruwa.

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