The leader and outcomes (Genesis 1: 31)

We read these words in Genesis 1:31, ‘God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.’

We live in a world that is results oriented and outcomes-driven. This issue is of greater importance for leaders than any other category of individuals. We see it in business, professional sports and political democracies. It is expected that leaders will move the people and organisations they lead forward. Advancement, progress, improvement, transformation; call it what you may, that is what a leader is expected to bring.

The leader’s words create hope. Hope is a confident expectation of a better future. The future is expected to be better than yesterday and today. The leader’s words create a new reality; a picture of a better tomorrow. What we read in Genesis 1:31 is a summation of the outcome of all that God had been doing in the preceding thirty verses of that chapter. The operating clause is, ‘God made’. The second operative clause is ‘what God had made was very good’. So, the summary judgment and assessment is that what had been made was very good. That is what those who are led expect of their leaders – a better outcome.

My prayer for all leaders is that God will help us to fulfil our people’s hopes and dreams and meet their expectations on the journey to becoming.

Copyright Emmanuel Mbakwe 2017©
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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.

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