The youth of a country determines the future of a nation. The Youth have the power to help a country develop and move toward progress, eventually bringing social reform within a country. Leadership comes from God, it is God-ordained and planned. In fact, the human being has successfully replicated the order in God’s Kingdom, the order of governance, servanthood and Recognising and obeying those in authority brings security and order to a family, church, workplace, or society. Each person looks to the leader for direction and accountability, and the leader provides guidance for working through questions or problems that arise. The one in charge is ultimately responsible for the activities and productivity of the group. 

By virtue of Who He is as Creator of all things, God is the sovereign Ruler of the universe. He has all power and all authority, and He entrusts roles of leadership and responsibility to individuals in the family, the church, the workplace, and the government. Recognizing and obeying those in authoritybrings security and order to a family, church, workplace, or society. “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 

Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.” Understanding Governance from a Godly perspective helps us concentrate on what our duty is and not what the others are not doing. How can the Youth Join in Governance? Start leading where you are According To Susan Waruchu, ward Manager, Kihara for you to be a leader, you need to start leading where you are; in school, church, work place, family, etc. Leadership that is within should be activated at the very place you are now. Also, she urges the youth to remember leading is serving. Once you understand that, it will be effortless to assume leadership positions.

Identify Opportunities

Working together, young people and adults can identify practical opportunities for youth leaders to make a difference in their lives or the lives of others. Also, researching and paying attention to emerging opportunities is key in identifying places of leadership. Aligning oneself with the reigning government even at community levels is Important.

Walking In the Counsel of the Wise Proverbs 13:20 Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm. As a leader, you must discern the company of wise counsel. Leaders need to align with God’s purpose upon their lives and this can only be achieved by living a corrupt-free life, one that is not defiled by friends who are out to mislead them.

Embrace Learning Through Programmes Eventually, every aspiring leader needs to expose themselves to training programmes in order to increase in knowledge. Even as we pray to God for utmost Wisdom in leadership, self-initiative is key in the life of a leader. Some training programmes offered by the state or even other organisations come in handy in exposing an individual to knowledge.

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