I’ve thought much about leadership because early in my life I realized I was both designed and called to be a leader (whether I wanted to be or not). Leadership is both a God-given ability (“You can’t put in what God has left out,”) and a learned skill (“Leaders are made, not born”).
Four events happened in the past week that incited my thoughts on leadership. They include the Tucker Carlson/Vladimir Putin interview, the Robert Hur Report, the Super Bowl, and the birthday of America’s greatest president, Abraham Lincoln.
Trying to become the second U.S. president in history (after Grover Cleveland) to serve two non-consecutive terms, Donald Trump is on his way to the Republican nomination after resounding victories in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Grover Cleveland, also a New Yorker, served as president 1885-1889, and again from 1893-1897.
Trump is possibly the most known personality in the world and maybe the most controversial.
What should we think about Donald J. Trump and how should we pray for him?
On November 5, 2008, while taking a prayer walk through the east Texas prairie, God spoke to my heart: “The world is about to change.” I took it as a prophetic glimpse of the future and began to share the warning everywhere I went.
I thought at that time that an economic crash might be imminent. I also saw the decay of the American culture and knew that God is just.
But the sudden “jolt” didn’t come, though I prepared my work and family for it. Now, fifteen years later, I wonder once again:
Is the world about to change?