Leaders have been called on to lead by example ,revealing that it is one of the secrets of most successful leaders in the world.
The presiding Pastor of Good News Baptist Church Umuahia, Rev. Dr Sola Omodamiro, who made this call during his ordination thanksgiving and appreciation service held at Good News Baptist church Afaraukwu Road ,Umuahia, in Abia state, urged leaders in all sphere of life to lead by example to enable them to succeed.
The Associate professor,who also lectures in Michael Okpara university of Agriculture Umudike ,revealed that one of the secrets of his success is that ,” I try to lead in every thing I want the church members to do .I depend on God and as a leader you must be able to sacrifice certain things and another important secret of success which is crucial is humility” he said.
According to him, ” God is very faithful and has not failed me .When I came to this church 10 years ago ,these buildings were not here ,it was an empty land ,we were worshiping under a canopy ,there was not even microphone to talk ,the population of the church were less than 10 children inclusive ,these were the things we met on ground ,but to the glory of God the story has changed”
Rev.Dr Sola ,who singlehandedly drilled and donated a bore hole water to the church and the residents living within the location of the church, said he simply obeys God’s instruction.
” The church has been crying for a borehole and God instructed my family to do it .We simply want to please God “
Speaking further, the Kogi State born fearless preacher of the gospel, thank God who brought him so far ,while enjoining Christians to learn to serve God in sincerity without hypocrisy and live righteous life , adding that God rewards those who sincerely serve him.
Addressing Newsmen shortly after commissioning of the borehole, Professor Kayode Joshua Sumanyan ,who is the Dean of faculty of Engineering Michael Okpara university of Agriculture Umudike ,described Rev. Sola as a blessing to the church, ” he is a man of principle and the grace of God is upon him and my prayer is that heaven shall open on his ministry and my advice to the church members is that they should ensure that they maintain the borehole and God will bless them as they make use of the water “
Earlier on his homily ,the officiating Minister, Deacon Dan Igbiam who preached from Genesis chapter 12 and Judges chapter 14 , said that when God calls any man ,God will equip and bless the person and that every day by day ,the person will keep discovering God’s purpose for his life .
However ,he cautioned Christians against going down in life ,pointing out that ” when men go down ,they cut off from fellowship with brethren. “Any time men begin to go down, even when they are anointed ,they will begin to tell lies and commit all forms of blunders “
He described Rev. Dr Sola as ” a really serious minded person, who has the grace of God and my advice to him is that As the minister of the gospel, let him never deviate in teaching and projecting Jesus all the days of his life “