THE LEADER WITH A BIG HEART

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While King David was living in his house, the Lord gave him peace with all his enemies around him. So the king said to the prophet Nathan, “Look, I’m living in a house made of cedar, while the ark of God remains in the tent.” Nathan told the king, “Do everything you have in mind, because the Lord is with you.” – 2 Samuel 7:1-3

Leaders who keep adding value don’t get to the point when they have to close the door of their hearts to others. Inasmuch as they understand that adding value is inseparable from putting smiles on the face of people, they keep giving themselves away. They keep making sacrifices not with the aim of being in the spotlight but rather to be a remarkable force that bring others out of obscurity. When leaders have a big heart, they register their influence in the hearts of many and give many the reasons to express praise to God on their behalf. Because the Lord Jesus has a big heart, He brought light to humanity amidst darkness and ultimately became the Light of the world through the act of sacrificial living and yielding up of Himself as a ransom for sin.

When King David attained a royal status in Israel, he never allowed his envious profile to get to his head. He kept a mental note of the generosity of the Lord, who enthroned him as king in substitution of the rebellious and rejected King Saul. David also saw a crying need to build the Lord God a house. He was filled with a burning desire to move the ark of the Lord of out of the tent into a magnificent house of worship. This was a proof that David had a big heart. Truly, when leaders have a big heart, they see and seize opportunity to make impact that matters. They give of themselves without allowing the opportunity to help to slip through their fingers.

Although the Lord God didn’t approve of David to build Him a house, yet David prepared magnificently for the house of the Lord to be built up by his son, Solomon (I Chronicle 22:5). This revealed that leaders with a big heart go the extra mile to make things happen and not to watch them happen. They don’t shut their ears to the hue and cry of those who are afflicted; they rather pitch in and help until they satisfy themselves that their efforts have translated to great accomplishments. As you choose to help others in their time of need, may the Lord make your heart to merry with the joy of fulfilment and accomplishment as an agent of impact to your world in Jesus name

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Abayomi Aina
Abayomi (ACA, CFE, PGDip Theology) is an inspired prolific writer, instructor and gospel artiste. He is divinely endowed to inspire the world towards purposeful living, leadership spirit, goal pursuit, academic excellence and leading a Christian life.

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