Leadership is about people and the welfare of everyone in the community including those that are opposed to the leader. Leadership is not about power, fame, money and self glorification. Great leaders are humble and understand that it is about serving those who have entrusting them into the leadership. Any person who want to become a leader but is bitter towards those who oppose them will not make a good leader. Any person who wishes to have power to revenge against those who they perceive as their enemies is not a leader but a ruler. A leader want to improve the lives of those they lead. When following a leader or choosing our leaders, it is very important to have our children and generations to come at heart. When we give power with today’s focus, we can easily put our children’s future in jeopardy which will eventually cause us a painful death. Imagine watching your child in future suffer due to choices of our leaders and it’s too late to do anything! This is why we need to act now to avoid pain tomorrow. Sometimes, it is better for us to suffer some discomfort today to give our children a better tomorrow which takes wise choice of leaders. A person who must have power at the expense of people should be carefully reconsidered. Leadership is not about the benefits of the leader but the improvement of the people they serve. Great leaders are servants at heart. As believers in Jesus Christ, the word of God guides our choices. Parents are leaders in their homes. Christian believers have a responsibility to know what is happening to our children at school. It is our responsibility to have meetings and talk with school about what is appropriate in the schools. Those spreading ungodliness are speaking up loud and clear and taking away our values because we are choosing to stay back and quiet. If we as believers don’t take action for our children’s sake, who will? Who are we giving leadership over us and our children? What will tomorrow look like with the leaders we choose? Instead of watching our world move further away from God, we can take a stand to move our world towards God with each passing day. “14 This is why it is said: ‘Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.’ 15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise,16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” (Ephesians 5: 14-17).
Ann Makena is a wife and a mother. Outside of home, she is an independent instruct through community education and mainly instructs of intercultural communications and relations, parenting among other personal growth subjects for adults. She is a co-host of a local TV show within twin cities metro area. Ann is an ordained pastor and teaches on spiritual growth and application of scriptures. She is an inspirational speaker. She is the founder of sister charitable organization in U.S. and in Kenya providing home for orphaned and abandoned children. She also advocates for those oppressed among other ministries. She is the author of “Become Whole, Unbreakable and Unstoppable” and “Knowing and Yielding to The Voice That Counts” She is a co-author of “Miracles Still Happen, IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE-EXPLAIN ME” with her son Nate Munene (who was not expected to survive at birth has endured major medical complications and is thriving). Ann has found success in parenting in spite of dealing with severe medical conditions and believes trusting God and being intentional brings about success. Ann has M.A in Ministry leadership, M.A in Theological studies, B.A in Psychology-Counseling and B.A. in Divinity. She has C.P.E. (Clinical Pastoral Education). She previously served as a full-time hospice chaplain for 10 years. She provided spiritual and emotional support for patients facing end of life diagnosis, along with their families as well as officiating funerals for some. "I have a heart for oppressed women and single mothers of the world. I enjoying spending time with family, reading, writing, quiet time, and gospel/inspirational music among other interests. I stand on, Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths,” NKJV."