They say that a good leader will keep two steps ahead of the people they're leading, but there's a lot of pressure in keeping ahead of the rest. And now more than ever the spotlight is on the politicians and bosses and pastors. With social media available to all, they can come under attack from all sides, and the Bible commands us to pray for our leaders. In 1 Timothy 2:1-2 it says, "I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." Have you prayed for your leaders today? I think the tall poppy syndrome can be a curse to many a leader. When a leader stands up and leads the way often he can be cut down. They say that when you have a leadership platform and you're on a pedestal, it's an easy target. Lets make sure we honour those who lead us. Lets make sure we pray for them. A number of politicians I've spent time with have said, "Thank you for your prayers/ Thank you for your support." Often people come to them to lobby them for what they believe, but rarely do they get thanked and prayed for. Maybe you need to pay a visit to your local politician or pastor. Take them a gift. Write them a letter. Say thanks, and more importantly pray for them.
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