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“Now there was no water for the community, and the people gathered in opposition to Moses and Aaron. They quarreled with Moses and said, “If only we had died when our brothers fell dead before the LORD! Why did you bring the LORD’s community into this wilderness, that we and our livestock should die here?” Numbers 20:2-4
Whether a CEO of a Fortune 500 company or a leader of a small business, leaders face opposition. It is impossible to please everyone, which can result in followers who are unhappy with their leadership or their decisions. Even though everyone may not be happy with their decisions, leaders have to make decisions that are in the best interest of the people they are leading. Leaders who make decisions with integrity will always face opposition.
Moses had led the people of Israel out of their slavery in Egypt. Although he once had been their hero, he was now facing another problem. Like most leaders, it wasn’t the first time that people complained to him, disagreed with him, and disputed him. The people had become so engulfed in their problem that they forgot the many times God had provided and cared for them. Everyone was against Moses, and they were very vocal about it. Even though the community gathered against Moses, Moses still had the majority on his side. God was for him. Romans 8:31b (NIV) says, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” As a leader, you will face challenges. As long as you are walking in obedience to the Lord, He is on your side. No matter who is against you, take hold of Jesus and know that you are walking with the majority.