A leader should be hard at work for the ones they have been called to lead and shepherd towards a better future. The Bible says “Woe to you, O land, when your king is a child, and your princes feast in the morning!” (Ecclesiastes 10:16 ESV). I think about the “child king” not in terms of age, but in terms of immaturity, lack of education and ignorance. And don’t get me started on the morning feasting. It does not add up. The top priority of a leader, a watchman, is to acquire the necessary strength and fortification for the task ahead.
Woe unto the land! Terrible things will happen to the people of a nation whose ruler is foolish, and whose other leaders continually party, all day long, every day. This is not the way of effective leadership. A leader should not be given to wine or found to be morally corrupt. When the watchman is driven by their vices and cravings, they stop serving the collective good and co-opt the collective resources towards feeding their personal demons. A leader must be driven by their work and ability to maximize results obtained. There is no room for anyone dominated by coitus, excessive alcohol or weed.
A watchman must love the mission more than they love themselves. A leader should be primarily driven by love. To Love and care enough about the matters at hand that they are willing to take responsibility for it. And then take on so much responsibility that they are driven by passion to grow spiritually, intellectually and physically until they become strengthened enough for the task ahead. Driven by zeal, true leaders get the best education they can and surround themselves with people more knowledgeable than themselves. There must be a passion for real results. An immature, uneducated leader surrounded by “leaders” who choose vanity over real results is a recipe for disaster.