Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob. Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already. And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation. And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them. Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we: Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land. Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel. And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour: And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour. And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah: And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live. But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive. And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive? And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them. Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
The challenges of life have come to up root you from the promises of God for your life. In order for you to exercise your God-given right, authority to Transformational Leadership, you must be aware that the rains, floods, winds of life are going to come but you are well-able to overcome them and inherit your promises. Transformational Leadership demands one to be rooted, deeply rooted, firmly implanted and established in your promise of what should be for your life as declared by your Creator God. To be rooted in your promise says that no matter what you may have to endure or what comes in your life, whether good or bad, that you can and will be able to leverage and endure it and yet grow, increase to the promises of God. The rain, flood, wind are real but your promise is realer and thus you must be deeply committed to Him, despite and in spite of the manifestation of things, what is in order to get to what should be. Leveraging and enduring is a process order that prepares you to handle that, which is promised. If you do not grow or develop the necessary muscle; the abilities and capacity to withstand the rain, flood, and wind where you are, where you should be could easily be washed away. The complications of life will not disappear just because you have a promise or even living in the promise but because of the promise and your ability to navigate the complications of life you are sustained and thrive in your promise. Therefore, diligence is required along the way to build you up and into your promise, the ability to stand and having done all to stand. A good Transformational Leader has the ability to weather the storms of life and yet increase in the promises of God. Occupy Your Promise by transforming not just your space but you to handle the weight and abundance of your promises!