"For the Israelites will live many days without king
or prince, without sacrifice or sacred stones, without
ephod or household gods" - Hosea 3:4.
This verse was a pronouncement of judgment by the prophet, declaring that Israel would have to function for many days without any leadership. God is a leadership God -- He works through leadership, speaks to leadership, gives vision and dreams to leadership, and judges leadership, holding them accountable for what they do, say, don't do, and don't say. Leadership must have the attitude that they are serving by God's choice and will be held accountable to represent God by doing His will and manifesting His preferred attitudes and behaviors. That can prevent leaders from building their own kingdoms or adopting arrogant and prideful attitudes.
LEADERSHIP STEP: Your Step today is to understand that you are leading by God's choice and you are God's gift to your organization or family in that capacity. That means that you must humble yourself and learn about leadership from God's perspective. Identify a leadership book today -- not necessarily a Christian one -- and commit to read it before year's end. Then find another one and keep on learning and growing to be the best leader God had in mind for you to be.