MISSIONARIES BREAKFAST FELLOWSHIP
Topic: The Cry for Leadership: Judges who failed to finish well.
Text: Judges 6:11-8:1-14:1-16:27
Why is it that only a few finishes well in the Bible. More than 2/3
of the Leaders in the Bible didn’t finish well.
EXAMPLES OF TWO LEADERS WHO STARTED WELL AND
FINISHED WRONGLY IN THE BIBLE – GIDEON & SAMSON.
GIDEON (EARLY CAREER – JUDGES 6:11)
- Chosen by God
- Hated Idols
- He had an Angelic Vision
- He destroyed Idols
- He was a great deliverer
GIDEON (LATER CAREER – JUDGES 6:11)
- Rejected by God
- He made Idols
- Caused Israel to sin
- Become a stumbling stone (Block)
- His good ruined by his evil
SAMSON (EARLY CAREER – JUDGES 14:1, 16:19)
- Dedicated to God
- Great Warrior
- Exceedingly strong
- Killed thousands of Soldiers
- Man of Faith
- Killed a Lion
- Broke strong bands
- Carried off the gates of Gaza
SAMSON (LATER CAREER – JUDGES 16:20-27)
- Lost dedication to God
- Deceived by a woman
- Had eyes burned out
- Imprisoned: Head shaved
- Left by the Lord
- Mocked and Ridiculed
- Never fulfilled potential
- Lost his anointing
Many Leaders failed towards the end of their lives because of three (3) things
- They somehow dilute the original vision that drives them
- Their success distorts them
- Their weaknesses unaddressed
Don’t let this happen to you. While a good start helps, a good finish is up to you.
*Never do business and make profit only for you ALONE, but also for God’s profit.
In doing business never forget the Call of God over your life.
Rev. (Dr.) Dansmith J. Aisevbo. D.Min