I recently attended a leadership meeting in Chicago, filled with pleasantries and small talk. And then the bomb dropped. A lady who sat at the table said to finish out a statement: “I held out for leadership”. A seemingly innocent statement, but one I could not get out of my mind. She was saying that in other for her to be in the exalted position she was in today, she had to say no to other opportunities. She had to say No first, so she could eventually say Yes to her dream.

Joseph held out for leadership by saying No to Potiphar’s wife. Moses said No to Pharaoh’s palace, choosing to suffer instead with his brethren, and ultimately leading them towards the promised land. Jesus said No to the enticement of the devil, in order that He might sit at the right hand of God making intercession for saints. To have a name that is above all names, that at the mention of the name of Jesus, no demon under torment can stand. Oh, are you with me?

Hold out for leadership then, I challenge you. Hold out for sound mind. Hold out for righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Hold out for your God-given authority. Don’t settle for less. Don’t settle for a worldly relationship that persistently takes you away from the presence of God. Get back up and continue towards the dream, God placed in your heart as a child. Give that distraction a resounding No. So you can say Yes, so you can hold out for all that the good Lord has made ready for you.

“By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;” – Hebrews 11:24-25


Thank you so much, Evangelist, indeed 2023 started with a great testimony God has really helped me to participate in two major fields of work, currently going on in my country Nigeria. First, I was Shortlisted to be trained at the Zonal level, secondly, I was Shortlisted to be trained at the state level, to God be the glory. Evangelist as if that is not enough this big God also connected me with a job that is currently sponsored by the World Bank. – Shola Dada

Feel free to watch the video here and let me know how I can pray for you. Jesus Christ loves you and so do I. Until next time.