DCLM Higher Everyday 11 August 2022 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Read to lead
TOPIC: READ TO LEAD
TEXT: HABAKKUK 2:1-4
2And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
3For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
4Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
MEMORY VERSE: “And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it” (HABAKKUK 2:2).
According to Jim Kwik, the famous brain fitness expert, “The average person reads two or three books for the entire year, while the average Chief Executive Officer (CEO) reads four or five books per month”. That is a whopping forty-eight to sixty books read by the average CEO per year. That shows that reading is a major distinguishing factor between leaders and others.
Reading makes leaders. However, Harry Truman stated that, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” No wonder God told Habakkuk to “write the vision… that he may run that readeth it.” So, reading God’s word and other materials relevant to our purpose, grants us speed. While others are crawling, the man who reads, runs! He gets to the top happily.
As an aspiring future leader, you must develop love for reading God’s word, as well as academic and professional books. You cannot rise above the level of your knowledge. That’s why Paul told Timothy “Till I come, give attendance to reading…” (1 Timothy 4:13). You will surely lead as you develop the discipline of consistent reading.
QUOTE: Reading makes leaders.
CHALLENGE: You cannot rise above the level of your knowledge.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to develop love for reading religious and secular books.