KEEPING LEADERSHIP SECRETS:
THERE ARE FOUR KINDS OF SONS IN MINISTRY:
THIS IS YOUR LEADERSHIP CONFIDENTIALITY TEST AND RATING:
ARGUE WITH IT AT YOUR OWN DETRIMENT:
Don’t just blame alone the son who reveals his father’s secret, blame the father who doesn’t know how to rate and position his sons where they belong, when it comes to keeping secrets.
AS A LEADER BE OPEN AND AT THE SAME TIME BE MYSTERIOUS:
NOW THE FOUR KINDS OF SONS IN KEEPING LEADERSHIP SECRETS IN MINISTRY:
- YOUR VERANDA SONS: This group of people is not permitted to access you. You must deny them access. Always meet them at the veranda. Because if they enter, they will talk about what they see. And you shouldn’t blame them for talking.
- YOUR SITTING ROOM SONS: These groups of people are qualified to know what cannot be used against you. They can sit with you and talk with you. But it ends there. They believe in the you they see, but don’t know the you, that you alone know.
- YOUR BEDROOM SONS: These groups of people know the you that others don’t know. They know your pains, and your fears and they also know your plans. They have not betrayed you once. From their veranda level with you, to the sitting room level not once have they betrayed you. They know some of your secrets but they don’t know your nakedness. If they betray you, if you are smart, you will survive them. Because they don’t know too much.
- YOUR BATHROOM SONS: You may never have them in your lifetime. This is the point of covenant oaths and allegiance. Where you are by covenant, not permitted to betray each other. This exists only between husband and wife, but if you marry an enemy, this level can destroy you completely. You can be married, and still don’t even reach this level as a couple. Hope you know the things that only your bathroom knows about you, without ever betraying you? At this point, you are naked and not ashamed. If God gives you one person like this in your lifetime, it is the greatest love God can show you. And the greatest gift God can give you.
Pastors who do well in ministry, are blessed with one or two bathroom sons. You can be on the altar shouting I swim in millions, but the son who is talking to the people you are Indebted to, to be patient with you, is seated in the audience without showing any sign that he knows anything different from what you are saying.
To bring just any person to your bathroom level is to regret your life and ministry.
You are not permitted to have a personal assistant as a father if there are no bathroom sons left.
I am writing from Warri, but most of my leaders are not aware that I am back from my ministry trip to Benin Because as a leader, people should know what you want them to know, not what they want to know by all means.
Jesus had twelve disciples.
Among the twelve, there are three of them he took into deeper matters.
Among the three, there was one, he took into future matters.
At some point, he was also left alone to do his thing.
This principle is applicable also in the secular world.
Written by Bishop Irabor wisdom,
The Presiding Bishop
Answers Assembly Warri
Delta state Nigeria.