Where are the Reluctant Leaders?

You have made men like fish in the sea, like sea creatures that have no ruler. The wicked foe pulls all of them up with hooks, he catches them in his net, he gathers them up in his dragnet; and so he rejoices and is glad. Therefore he sacrifices to his net and burns incense to his dragnet, for by his net he lives in luxury and enjoys the choicest food. Is he to keep on emptying his net, destroying nations without mercy? Habakkuk 1:14-17

Habakkuk speaks truth when he states that men (and women) often have a "we want a leader" mentality. They (we) look for a leader far and wide, and when we find one who is promising, we're not discerning about him/her. Granted, we may not have a lot of information initially, but once the person is in power, the individual is difficult to replace.

Leaders who love power (and the benefits and privileges it brings) are all over the place. Rare is the leader, however, who is reluctant to take the leadership reins but passionate enough to make a difference.

Our leaders at every level (federal, state, local) need our prayers more than they know. The power they hold over others can be intoxicating and dangerous. The more power they have over others, the more they want, and the cycle continues.

Pray that your leaders will take their oaths of office seriously.

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