(Genesis 1:2, 3, 6, 9, 11, 14-21)
The picture that we see in Genesis chapter 1 is one of formlessness, emptiness, darkness and chaos. We read in the second verse that the world was without form and everything was dark, and the Spirit of the Lord hovered over the waters. This is a picture of chaos. It’s a mess. There is a lack of order. What we see in the verses that follow is God the Supreme Leader systematically and progressively bringing structure and cohesion to the universe. He said ‘let there be’, and there was. And then He created man in his image and likeness.
The bottom line is that one of the key functions of leadership is to put structures in place, to create a sense of cohesion and order; a connectedness of the various parts and elements of which they are responsible for.
By application, it is the responsibility of the leader to create effective relationships, to form a team that functions as one and not as a bunch of desperate individuals. Part of the leader’s role is to set goals and to organise the people he or she is leading, in such a way that they strive together for the same goal; bringing order, creating cohesion, progress and momentum.
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About the Author:
Emmanuel Mbakwe is a Pastor, an apostolic leader, business advisor, leadership coach, mentor, and published author. He is the immediate past General Overseer of the Apostolic Church UK. His vision and heart’s desire is to help people realise their God-given potential and fulfil the purpose of God for the life.