Saturday, June 2, 2012

Leadership is God-given

By Joseph Lister Nyaringo
North America
It’s true, by all measure, leadership is from God. However, even the best Christians are often skeptical on whether Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, George Bush, Mobutu Sese Seko, Muamar Qadhaffi and Daniel Moi’s leadership was God-given. I usually question if our current president who bungled the elections and experienced our nation smouldering in 2007/2008 without doing anything until the international community moved in to help, was chosen by God! In fact, I have always questioned why God does not create African leaders similar to Nelson Mandela to change Africa once and for all! These are mysteries but it does not make me doubt God even an inch. Based on my understanding of the word of God, citizens have a moral responsibility to define their best leaders because God has given us the powers to make choices. Its us to choose between love and hate, peace and chaos, good and evil, light and darkness. In fact, this is the full dominion that God has bestowed unto us in the book of Genesis. We need to constantly call upon him through prayer for inspiration, guidance and healing our land. Otherwise, if we remain silent by trusting our intellect, we will end up voting in leaders who will send our country to the dogs. Let us pray for Kenya since we are entering into a delicate phase in our nation’s history.
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