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28.04.2020 Feature Article

A Leader Must Have Patience

THE ART OF LEADERSHIP By Dag Heward-MillsTHE ART OF LEADERSHIP By Dag Heward-Mills
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Patience has many advantages and blessings. Patience can make you achieve a number of things that you would otherwise not gain. Patience is the good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence. To be patient is to be steadfast despite opposition, difficulty or adversity. This means that a patient man is a very strong man. The ability to be steadfast in the face of opposition, difficulty and adversity is to exercise great restraint and ability to rule your own spirit. A patient person bears pain and trials without complaint.

Three Notable Things About Patience

  1. Patience is the quality that will cause a leader to be productive. To be productive, you need to be patient for things to grow until the day of harvest. Patience is a very important trait for productivity and prosperity. Because of a lack of patience, people jump out of a good thing, thinking they can get to the top faster. Develop the ability to stay and reap appropriate benefits.

But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and BRING FORTH FRUIT WITH PATIENCE.

Luke 8:15

  1. Patience is the personal characteristic that makes a leader to inherit good things. “Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for him.” These are the words of the psalmist. “Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way for evil doers shall be cut off but those that wait on the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.” Can you wait to inherit what is rightly yours? Then, be patient! Be patient enough to inherit the promises!

That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who THROUGH faith and PATIENCE INHERIT the promises.

Hebrews 6:12

  1. Patience is the personal trait that will cause a leader to be approved. You will be approved because you were able to wait for your day of promotion. The ability to wait faithfully is always rewarded with promotion. Faithfulness is proved with time. And faithfulness is always rewarded. Leaders are usually people who have stayed in one place or with one thing for many years. Wait patiently and you will become someone who can be described as a great leader.

But in all things APPROVING OURSELVES AS THE MINISTERS OF GOD, IN MUCH PATIENCE, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

2 Corinthians 6:4

The Farmer and the Golden Eggs

One day, a farmer's hen suddenly began laying golden eggs. One morning, upon going to the nest of his chickens, he found a glittering yellow and glowing egg. When he took it up it was as heavy as lead and he was going to throw it away because he thought a trick had been played upon him. But he took it home on second thoughts. He soon found to his delight that it was a pure golden egg. Every morning, the same thing occurred and he soon became rich by selling his golden eggs.

As he grew rich, he began to calculate how much money he would have at the end of the year when his chicken would have laid over three hundred eggs. He thought to himself, “I can't wait for this chicken to lay an egg a day. It is too slow for me. If I could get all the eggs out of its stomach in one go, I would be very rich and could invest now in buildings and other businesses.”

He thought to himself, “I would no longer need to be a farmer. I could go into business.” Then he had a brainwave and said to himself, “If I cut open the chicken's stomach I could take out all the three hundred eggs and become a millionaire immediately. I will no longer have to prosper in bits and pieces as I am doing now.” The next day he cut open the chicken's stomach and to his amazement there were no eggs. His impatience cost him his fortune. He could not wait for the golden eggs to be laid every day. He had to have it now. This is the power of impatience. Impatience is the power that destroys your own fruits and your own rewards. The power of impatience contains the power of self-destruction.

It is clear that we need patience to be productive, inherit our good things and be promoted. These are things leaders require. Leaders invest their strength, intellect and their might in a venture, with the hope of reaping good things. Patience is a quality that a leader needs to achieve his aims. Patience is what will make a leader survive to see his goals achieved. May you be a patient leader! May you inherit your promises and may you bring forth great fruit with patience!

Culled from “He that hath, to him shall be given;

And he that hath not, from him shall

Be taken even that which he hath”

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Dag Heward-Mills
Dag Heward-Mills, Β© 2020

The author has 137 publications published on Modern Ghana.Column: DagHewardMills

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